The available information is given in the table. Figures for 2007/08 will be available in January 2009.
|First degree enrolments by domicile English higher education institutions( 1) —Academic years 1997/98 to 2006/07|
|Of which :|
|Academic year||Total first degree enrolments||Number from UK||Proportion (%) from UK||Number from EU||Proportion (%) from EU||Number from Non-EU||Proportion (%) from Non-EU|
|(1) Excludes the Open University. |
Figures are on a snapshot basis as at the 1 December to maintain a consistent time series across all years. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5 and percentages to the nearest 0.1 per cent.
The figures indicate that international student numbers on first degrees at English higher education institutions have increased by nearly 62 per cent. since 1997. This is very much a success story as these students contribute to the cultural mix, the research capacity and the finances of our institutions. The growth of international student numbers has not been at the expense of home students as they are not in competition with each other for places and it can be seen that the number of home students has also increased by over 128,000 during this ten year period.