People from the community in collegeCollege is the most popular destination for those from the lowest socio-economic backgrounds with 37% of school leavers moving into further education

32% of full-time students are from Scotland’s lowest socioeconomic backgrounds

15% of students have a recorded disability, with the highest proportion reporting multiple disabilities

77% of students with a disability are studying on mainstream programmes

7% of students are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds

3,650 students in colleges are care experienced

Colleges have been central to the Scottish Government’s commitment to expand childcare places, increasing enrolments on HNC Childcare programmes by 44% and supporting 2,569 students

49,386 students are studying health and social care courses (15% at HE level)