University place demand to grow by 300,000 by 2030

University place demand to grow by 300,000 by 2030
 

About 300,000 new places will be needed at universities over the next 12 years, experts predict, making the higher education funding model unsustainable.
A rise in the number of 18-year-olds by 2030 will push demand up by 50,000, the Higher Education Policy Institute says.
A further 350,000 places will be needed to keep pace with the existing growing participation rate, it adds, but other factors may reduce that by 50,000.
The government has set up a review of university fees and funding.
Last year, 534,000 students were accepted on to the hundreds of mainly three-year degree courses on... read more

 
15 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 67
Source: BBC
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