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S5W-03069: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 21 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) full- and (b) part-time college students there have been in each year since 2007, broken down by gender.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 29 September 2016

The latest available data on students at college in Scotland are Scottish Funding Council data for 2014-15. Table 1 shows the number of full-time and part-time students at college in Scotland in each year since 2006-07, broken down by gender.

Table 1: Number of full-time and part-time students at college in Scotland, by gender, 2006-07 to 2014-15

Mode of study

Gender

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Full-time

 

Female

37,064

37,167

39,068

41,603

42,494

42,968

41,807

42,709

42,974

Male

30,920

30,382

31,600

35,094

37,048

37,880

36,480

37,147

36,241

Part-time

 

Female

177,025

181,947

174,834

155,079

127,603

101,609

91,948

90,105

87,686

Male

132,256

144,610

143,394

128,452

110,222

88,609

82,658

82,935

83,978

Source: InFact Database, Scottish Funding Council

Note: Full-time and part-time headcount figures will not sum to published headcount totals. Students who enrol on both full-time and part-time courses in an academic year will be counted in both categories.