Students attending HEA institutions

Department/Agency

Higher Education Authority (HEA)

Key information

New entrants, undergraduates and postgraduates, classified by institution, sex, age, field of study, year of study, full-time/part-time, residence type, county of residence and country of origin.

Source

Annual statistical returns by HEA institutions to the HEA.

Scope

Students attending accredited third-level programmes in the following HEA-funded institutions: the universities, institutes of technology, St Patrick's College, Mary Immaculate College, National College of Art and Design, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Mater Dei Institute, St. Angelas College Sligo.

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

Academic year

Start date

1998/99

Timeliness

One year after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • County
    The 26 geographic counties of Ireland plus the 6 geographic counties of Northern Ireland.
  • Country of origin
    Individual country.
  • Age
    <18 years; 18; 19; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25-29; 30+ years.
  • Third level institution
    UCD, UCC NUI Galway, TCD, NUI Maynooth, DCU, St Patrick's College, University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College, National College of Art and Design, Royal College of Surgeons, Mater Dei Institute.
  • Field of study
    Over 100 separate fields of study are distinguished, grouped into 10 broad categories: General programmes; Education science; Humanities and arts; Social sciences, business and law; Science; Engineering, manufacturing and construction; Agriculture; Health and welfare; Services; Combined.
  • Course type
    Full-time; Part-time; PhD; Masters; Degree; Diploma; Certificate; Combined; Occasional.
  • Residence type
    College accommodation (including off-campus); Lodgings and hostels; Own home; Parental home; Rented accommodation.

Theme

People and Society - Education

Page Created

2007-12-01

Page Modified

2013-08-30

Keywords

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