Key Further Education Statistics

College Key Facts
Each year, we produce a College Key Facts leaflet, which provides a useful overview of the main facts and figures relating to colleges in England. It contains information on students numbers in education, on apprenticeships and higher education as well as statistics on curriculum and quality, diversity, staff and finance.


Previous years:

College Key Facts 2016/17

Number and list of Colleges, February 2020

Colleges in the UK 290
General further education colleges 168
Sixth form college 51
Land-based colleges 13
Art, design and performing arts colleges 2
Institutes of adult learning (formerly specialist designated colleges) 10

(February 2020)