Keyfacts 2021 leaflet

This year’s edition of our Keyfacts has been published, containing the latest facts and figures on the college sector in Scotland.  The Keyfacts publication can be viewed in pdf format ( pdf Colleges Scotland Keyfacts 2021 (1.82 MB) ) or as web pages.  Key statistics include:

  • Colleges deliver around 70 million learning hours to 239,004 students
  • 95% of all learning hours lead to a recognised qualification
  • Colleges deliver around a quarter (24%) of all higher education in Scotland
  • College is the most popular destination for those from the lowest socio-economic backgrounds with 38% of school leavers from SIMD20 moving into further education
  • 7% of students are from minority ethnic groups
  • Colleges are the biggest delivery agent of Modern Apprenticeships, supporting 11,013 students
  • 81,795 students are studying as part of their occupation