Uni And College Numbers Up

More students are at Uni and College this year than last.

Institutions accepted 41,944 students this year, a 1.9% rise on the previous year but down from the record high of 43,057 in 2009. 

Scottish students accounted for 30,900, up 0.3% on last year but down from the record 32,248 in 2010. 

The number of applicants to Scottish institutions remains fairly steady at 45,116, down from 46,347 in 2010. This contrasts with a large drop in applicants in England, down 8.6% to 455,414 from 498,119 last year.