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 2021

Colleges in the UK 283
General further education colleges 164
Sixth form college 49
Land-based colleges 12
Art, design and performing arts colleges 2
Institutes of adult learning (formerly specialist designated colleges) 10

(February 2021)