Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Questions (105, 107, 109, 110)

David Cullinane

Question:

105. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Education and Skills the student retention rates at Waterford Institute of Technology for each of the years 2013 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39041/16]

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David Cullinane

Question:

107. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Education and Skills the student retention rates at the Institute of Technology Carlow for each of the years 2013 to date in 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39043/16]

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David Cullinane

Question:

109. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of students attending Waterford Institute of Technology, WIT, who are registered as doctoral students and as a percentage of the overall student population at WIT in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39045/16]

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David Cullinane

Question:

110. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of students attending the Institute of Technology Carlow, ITC, who are registered as doctoral students and as a percentage of the overall student population at ITC in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39046/16]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 105, 107, 109 and 110 together.

As the Deputy will be aware the HEA conducts undergraduate progression analysis annually which covers progression / non-progression from 1st year into 2nd year across all HEA funded institutions. The most recent analysis, completed in the November 2016, covers progression / non-progression from academic year 2013/2014 into academic year 2014/2015. The data for IT Carlow and Waterford IT is contained in the attached tables. The previous years figures are also shown. In relation to doctoral students there are currently 7 PhD students enrolled at IT Carlow, which accounts for 0.1% of the total student enrolment (6,820 students). There are currently 140 PhD students enrolled at Waterford IT, which accounts for 1.8% of the total student enrolment (7,792 students).

Overall Non-Progression Rates by NFQ Level 2013/14 - 2014/15: Institute of Technology Carlow (2012/13 - 2013/14 in brackets)

Carlow IT

Non-Progression Rate

Level 8

14% (18%)

Level 7

21% (25%)

Level 6

19% (25%)

All Levels

17% (21%)

Overall Non-Progression Rates by NFQ Level 2013/14 - 2014/15: Waterford Institute of Technology (2012/13 - 2013/14 in brackets)

Waterford IT

Non-Progression Rate

Level 8

17% (19%)

Level 7

22% (23%)

Level 6

25% (26%)

All Levels

19% (21%)