Not all came from the UK.
Students from China rose by 22.3% – by far the largest overseas contingent at 5,969 students.
The largest number of students have opted to study law, but courses offering combinations of subjects are still proving popular — most are up by over 40%, with animal science numbers up 52.2%.
The higher education minister, David Lammy, said the figures showed a strong increase in the number of acceptances into universities and higher education in England.
He said ‘We are well on track to meet our target of 100,000 enrolments by 2010.’
Source: The Guardian.co.uk