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Student Numbers at Highest Recorded level for 2013/14 Intake

Student Numbers at Highest Recorded level for 2013/14 Intake

UCAS figures for the 2013/14 intake have indicated that nationally, university acceptances are at their highest ever levels.

According to a report by CBRE, 2013 saw 495,600 acceptances by domicile applicants accepted on higher education courses, 30,700 (6.6%) more than in the 2012/13 cycle, and the highest number of acceptances recorded in any cycle.

Students from the UK accounted for the majority of acceptances, totalling around 87 per cent, and resulted in the highest number of acceptances of UK domiciled applicants from any cycle.

Acceptances from within the EU also increased in 2013 to 24,500 and the remaining of all acceptances came from outside of the EU; 2013/14 recorded the greatest annual increase in Non-EU students.

Most of the increase in acceptances over the period shown has been to English institutions. CBRE reported that following a fall in the 2012 cycle, acceptances at English institutions increased to a record high of 416,600.

The introduction of increased tuition fees and a poor performing economy has not deterred students from enrolling into institutions away from their home. Almost 60% of UK domiciled students chose to study over 25 miles from home, equating to 250,000 students, increasing from 203,000 in 2007.