Written Answers. - Involvement in Third Level Institution.

Question:

146 Mr. Byrne asked the Minister for Education the number of students who are in third level education in this academic year and for each year since 1990; if he will give a breakdown of these figures for each year on an institution by institution basis; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

The total number of full-time students enrolled in third level education is outlined in the table underneath. The data are in respect of the 1990-91 — 1992-93 academic years inclusive. Total enrolment data in respect of the 1993-94 academic year are not, as yet, available.

Year

Total Enrolment in Aided Third Level Institutions

Total Enrolment in Non-Aided Third Level Institutions

Grand Total

1990-91

68,217

1,771

69,988

1991-92

74,536

2,273

76,809

1992-93

80,966

3,027

83,993

Note: Data in respect of non-aided institutions represent the number of such colleges which provided my Department with Statistical Returns of their enrolment.
The attached tabular statement outlines the total full-time enrolment, where available, in third-level courses in each aided institution for the period 1990-91 — 1993-94 inclusive. The Deputy will note that between 1990-91 and 1992-93 enrolments in Aided Third Level Institutions increased by 18.7 per cent, in line with the increasing demand for third level places generally and the additional provision which my Department has made to meet that demand.
Total Full-time Enrolment in Third-Level Courses in Each Aided Institution

1990-91

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

HEA Institutions

University College, Dublin

10,706

12,083

13,099

13,417

University College, Galway

4,913

5,312

5,756

6,088

University College, Cork

6,777

7,450

8,155

8,564

Trinity College, Dublin

7,193

7,625

7,877

8,364

St. Patrick's College, Maynooth

2,224

2,571

2,990

3,224

Dublin City University

2,679

2,921

3,243

3,642

University of Limerick

3,425

4,251

4,808

5,583

Thomond College of Education

391

Royal College of Surgeons

893

904

930

N/A

National College of Art and Design

636

624

651

688

Sub-Total

39,837

43,741

47,509

N/A

RTC-Vocational Technology

Athlone regional technical college

1,989

2,032

2,023

2,157

Carlow regional technical college

2,104

2,063

2,096

2,169

Cork regional technical college

2,385

2,632

3,146

3,453

Dundalk regional technical college

1,766

1,943

1,967

1,970

Galway regional technical college

2,220

2,217

2,772

2,740

Letterkenny regional technical college

1,130

1,295

1,462

1,517

Sligo regional technical college

1,350

1,566

1,742

1,812

Tallaght regional technical college

573

1,005

Tralee regional technical college

1,177

1,348

1,517

1,575

Waterford regional technical college

2,680

2,807

3,057

3,228

College of Art, Commerce & Technology (Limerick regional technical college)

1,873

1,926

2,009

2,047

Bolton Street College of Technology

2,126

2,289

2,284

2,343

Kevin Street College of Technology

1,866

2,230

2,385

2,633

College of Catering, Cathal Brugha Street

1,145

1,532

1,646

1,531

College of Marketing & Design, Mountjoy square

1,499

1,599

1,637

1,853

College of Commerce, Rathmines

1,225

1,380

1,284

1,338

College of Music, Dublin

19

44

78

50

Hotel Training & Catering College, Killybegs

254

253

282

N/A

Dún Laoghaire College of Art & Design

222

238

238

336

Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork

218

238

Cork School of Music

23

16

Sub-Total

27,271

29,648

32,198

N/A

Colleges of Education

Mary Immaculate College of Education, Limerick

291

300

468

N/A

St. Patrick's College of Education, Drumcondra

316

324

308

N/A

Coláiste Mhuire, Marino

83

86

86

103

Church of Ireland College of Education, Rathmines

47

42

42

58

Froebel College of Education, Blackrock, County Dublin

84

87

87

92

St. Angela's College, Lough Gill, County Sligo

107

107

100

101

St. Catherine's College, Sion Hill, County Dublin

129

114

105

N/A

Sub-Total

1,057

1,060

1,196

N/A

Aided by Other Departments

Cadet College, Curragh

52

87

63

46

Garda Síochána Training College, Templemore

N/A

N/A

N/A

566

Others

National College of Industrial Relations

N/A

N/A

N/A

158

Grand Total

68,217

74,536

80,966

N/A

Notes: N/A=data not available in respect of the years specified. Thomond College of Education was incorporated into University of Limerick with effect from the 1991-92 academic year.
Crawford College of Art and Design and the Cork School of Music were incorporated into Cork regional technical college with effect from the 1992-93 academic year.