Higher Education

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 26th August 2010.

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Photo of Claire Baker Claire Baker Labour

Question S3W-35585

To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of graduates from each Scottish university has found employment in Scotland as a first destination in each year since 2007.

Photo of Michael Russell Michael Russell Scottish National Party

This information is produced by the Higher Education Statistics Agency and is available for year 2007-08, but has not yet been published for year 2008-09.

Qualifiers from HE courses at Scottish Higher Education Institutions in Employment in Scotland Six Months After Graduating - 2007-08

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% in Employment in ScotlandNumber in Employment in ScotlandTotal Qualifiers
Total58.1% 24,775 42,650
Edinburgh College of Art41.9% 105 250
Glasgow Caledonian University70.8% 2,630 3,715
Glasgow School of Art37.8% 145 385
Heriot-Watt University41.0% 745 1,815
Napier University57.5% 1,500 2,605
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh64.4% 575 895
Scottish Agricultural College35.7% 110 315
The Open University61.7% 565 915
The Robert Gordon University71.9% 1,720 2,390
The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama51.4% 90 175
The University of Aberdeen60.7% 1,725 2,845
The University of Dundee69.6% 2,190 3,145
The University of Edinburgh43.4% 2,405 5,545
The University of Glasgow54.2% 2,000 3,685
The University of St Andrews17.7% 230 1,290
The University of Stirling68.9% 1,110 1,610
The University of Strathclyde68.0% 3,575 5,255
The University of the West of Scotland71.2% 2,350 3,300
UHI Millennium Institute46.3% 620 1,340
University of Abertay Dundee33.0% 385 1,170


Data supplied by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Numbers rounded to the nearest five.

Percentages calculated on unrounded figures.

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