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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - www.hefce.ac.uk - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.

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Higher education in England 2015

The past few years have been a time of fast-paced change in higher education in England. Shifts in some areas have been more pronounced than in others.

This report is an update to our publication ‘Higher education in England 2014: Key facts’. It provides an overview of the shifts and trends we identified as key issues in last year’s report, building a picture of higher education (HE) in England in 2015.

Archive of Higher Education in England reports

Thematic reports

These reports provide a more in-depth examination of specific issues in higher education in England: