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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.

Download AoC College Key Facts 2022/23 here.

  • There are 228 colleges in England
  • Colleges prepare 1.6 million students with valuable skills
  • 91% of colleges were judged good or outstanding for overall effectiveness at their most recent Ofsted inspection.

  • 124,000 16 to 18-year-olds students in colleges are doing A Level courses
  • 549,000 students in colleges are taking STEM subjects
  • 179,000 students in colleges retake GCSE English and/or maths.