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|Table 3 : UK-domiciled part -time students aged over 21 years, on first degree courses at English higher education institutions, who left their course|
|Reason for leaving||2002/03||2003/04||2004/05||2005/06||2006/07|
Numbers are rounded to the nearest five so components may not sum to totals.
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
The reason for leaving information on the HESA student record should be treated with some caution, because the other personal reasons and dropped out and other fields are used extensively throughout the time-series. Institutions are not always able to record the precise reason for leaving. Furthermore, HESA allows only one reason for withdrawal to be recorded, however it is likely that many students leave for a combination of reasons.
Tables 1, 2 and 3 are based on different populations of students. Table 1 covers the cohort of full-time first degree starters of all ages in each year. Table 2 covers full-time first degree students aged 21 years and over leaving their courses in each year, regardless of the year of study or which year they began their course. Table 3 covers part-time first degree students aged 21 years and over leaving their courses in each year, regardless of the year of study or which year they began their course.
According to figures published by the OECD, the overall completion rate for type A (first degree equivalent) courses in UK universities and colleges of higher education is among the highest in the OECD countries.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of students in English universities were from (a) England, (b) the UK, (c) other EU countries and (d) non-EU countries in each year from 1990 to 2007; and if he will make a statement. 
|Number and proportion of higher education enrolments at English institutions( 1 ) by domicile: academic years 19900-91 to 1993-94|
|All enrolments||UK domiciles||Overseas domiciles||UK domiciles||Overseas domiciles|
|(1) Includes HE level students taught in Higher Education and Further Education establishments. Notes: 1. Enrolment numbers have been rounded to the nearest five, percentages to the nearest 0.1 per cent. 2. Proportions are based upon figures calculated on a snapshot basis as at 1 December. 3. Figures cover postgraduate and undergraduate students on full-time and part-time courses. Source: The Universities Statistical Record (USR) and the English Education Department.|
|Number and proportion of higher education enrolments at English higher education institutions by domicile academic years 1994-95 to 2005-06|
|All enrolments||English domiciles||Other UK domiciles||Other EU domiciles||Non-EU overseas domicile||English domiciles||Other UK domiciles( 1)||Other EU domiciles||Non-EU overseas domiciles|
|(1) 1994-5 was the first year the HESA student record was collected. As such there were a higher number of UK students unknown domicile'. In 1994-05 the proportion was 3.0 per cent. whereas in 1995-06 the proportion was 0.8 per cent. Notes: 1 Enrolment numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5, percentages to the nearest 0.1 per cent. 2. Proportions are based upon figures calculated on a snapshot basis as at the 1 December to maintain a consistent time series across all years. 3. Figures cover Postgraduate and Undergraduate students on full-time and part-time courses. Source: The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).|
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