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Statistics publication schedule

We produce a range of Official and National Statistics covering Further and Higher Education in Scotland. These support our work with colleges and universities to measure and improve performance across the sectors. 

Our aim is to provide statistics that are trustworthy, good quality, and valuable in line with the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice.

Publications & statistics

College Statistics

Provides an overview of the college sector, including full and part-time provision, analysis of subject areas and links to industry and equality groupings.

Next Release: 2017-18 (29 January 2019)
Latest Release: 2016-17
Previous Releases: 2015-16

College Performance IndicatorsNational Statistics Quality Mark

Informs stakeholders about the performance of the sector, and helps colleges benchmark their performance against other similar colleges thereby supporting a wider quality improvement agenda. 

Next Release: 2017-18 (29 January 2019)
Latest Release: 2016-17 (Note: Some of the results for a small number of colleges changed for 2014-15 and 2015-16 as a result of ongoing statistical quality assurance work and this has a small impact on the sector figures for those years. As a result we delayed the publication from the original date of 30 January 2018 to allow for some additional quality assurance checks by SFC and colleges. Publication was delayed by a further two weeks as a result of additional quality assurance work related to the categorisation of SVQ level qualifications.)
Previous Releases: 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14

Students eligible for funding

This bulletin contains information, at sector level, about the numbers of students eligible for funding at the higher education institutions funded by SFC. Students eligible for funding are those students whose places are supported through SFC's main allocations of funding.

Next Release: 2018-19 (March 2019)
Latest Release: 2017-18
Previous Releases: 2016-17 | 2015-16 | 2014-15

Higher Education Students and Qualifiers at Scottish InstitutionsNational Statistics Quality Mark

Information on HE provision and attainment in higher education institutions and colleges in Scotland. This includes information on student characteristics, access and equalities, and cross-border flows.

Next Release: 2017-18 (March 2019)
Latest Release: 2016-17
Previous Releases: 2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14

College staffing data

Information on the staffing numbers in Scotland’s colleges, it provides data (both headcount and full-time equivalence) for staffing (teaching and non-teaching) including summary data on age profiles and some protective characteristics, and provides information for other national statistical publications.

Next Release: 2017-18 (March 2019)
Latest Release: 2016-17
Previous Releases: 2015-16

SFC Report on Widening Access

Information on widening access across the University and College sectors in Scotland, thereby supporting SFC’s strategy for widening access.

Next Release: 2017-18 (May 2019)
Latest Release: 2016-17 (Note: This publication includes the Participation Indicators for Scottish HEIs 2016-17 which we previously published as a separate report.)
Previous Releases: 2015-16

College Leaver Destinations

Information on the destinations of successful full-time college leavers in Scotland, thereby supporting the Scottish Government strategies on Youth Employment and Skills for Scotland by providing key information for progression to further study and employment for all age groups.

Next Release: 2017-18 (September 2019)
Latest Release: 2016-17
Previous Releases:  2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14

Student Satisfaction and Engagement

Information on student satisfaction and engagement of college students in Scotland.

Next Release: 2018-19 (October 2019)
Latest Release: 2017-18
Previous Releases: 2016-17 | 2015-16

Previous years

2017 statistical publications

2016 statistical publications

2015 statistical publications

2014 statistical publications [Archive]