​Higher Education Sector- Past Years

2011/12

Total count of all international higher education students in Ireland: 24,829

Total count of all international higher education students in Ireland’s public institutions: 21,683

Total count of all international higher education students in Ireland’s private institutions: 3,146

Total number of higher education institutions: 47

Total number of public higher education institutions: 37

Total number of private higher education institutions: 10

Higher education academic year: September to May

Source: Education in Ireland


2010/11

Total count of all international higher education students in Ireland: 24,399

Total count of all international higher education students in Ireland’s public institutions: 20,770

Total count of all international higher education students in Ireland’s private institutions: 3,629

Total number of higher education institutions: 48

Total number of public higher education institutions: 38

Total number of private higher education institutions:10

Higher education academic year: September to May

Source: Education in Ireland


2009

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international: 188,166*

Note: * Public sector colleges only

Source: Education in Ireland

2006

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international: 166,679

Source: Education in Ireland


2004

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international: 143,271

Source: Education in Ireland