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Student numbers fall expected

More than a quarter of universities could see at least a 10% drop in student numbers as a result of Government reforms, official figures show.

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Drop in University student numbers

  • 34 institutions (26%) are estimated to have a 10% or greater drop in student numbers compared to last year.
  • 98 out of 129 universities (76%) are expected to see some drop in numbers.
  • There will be 10,910 fewer places available in universities and colleges than 2011

Forecast from data published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

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