For the first time ever colleges of higher education now have as many students as universities.
As in previous years, courses in commercial sciences and business studies are the most popular vocational courses. However, courses related to health care saw the biggest rise in student enrolments (+4.3%).
Meanwhile, vocational studies related to education saw a 3.4% fall in enrolments compared with last year.
Among the academic courses, law, notary studies, criminology, economics, applied economics, industrial science and technology are the most popular courses.