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New figures show the number of young people not in education, employment or training in Wales fell during 2016
Skills and Science Minister, Julie James, has welcomed new figures showing a decline in the number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) during 2016.
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An annual report, produced by Higher Education Statistics Agency, which provides details of student enrolments and qualifications.
Higher education enrolments by Welsh domiciles
- In 2015/16, there were 97,585 Welsh domiciled students enrolled in UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This is down 2 per cent compared with the previous year.
- The drop was caused by a 10 per cent (2,490) drop in part-time undergraduates and a 4 per cent (630) drop in postgraduates.
- In contrast to the overall trend, full-time undergraduates increased 3 per cent (1,500).
- For every 10 males enrolled at a university, there were 14 females.
- The most popular courses were subjects allied to medicine, which most notably includes nursing.
Higher education enrolments at Welsh HEIs
- In 2015/16, there were 128,685 students enrolled at Welsh HEIs. This is down 3 per cent, the same fall as the year before.
- The trends were similar to Welsh domiciles. The drop came from an 11 per cent (3,085) drop in part-time undergraduates and a 10 per cent (2,905) drop in postgraduates.
- Full-time undergraduates increased 2 per cent (1,700).
- Almost half of postgraduates were on a part-time basis, compared to a quarter of undergraduates.
- Welsh domiciles made up just over half of students at Welsh HEIs.
- Business and administrative studies courses had the most students overall.
Cross border flows of full-time students
- In 2015/16, there were 33,565 non-Welsh UK domiciled students at Welsh HEIs. There were 25,110 Welsh domiciled students studying in the UK outside of Wales.
- Wales is a net importer of full-time students in the UK; accepting 8,455 more students from other UK countries than it sends to them.
- Two fifths of Welsh domiciled undergraduates studied in England, as did one third of Welsh domiciled postgraduates.
Higher education qualifications
- In 2015/16, the number of qualifications awarded to Welsh domiciled students (27,165) has remained almost constant.
- Around three quarters of qualifications awarded to Welsh domiciles were undergraduate.
- 40,560 qualifications were awarded by Welsh HEIs, 2 per cent fewer than the previous year.
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