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Monitoring and Evaluation
May, 2019
Council on Higher Education

This issue of VitalStats, Public Higher Education, 2017 marks the eighth year of the Council on Higher
Education (CHE) publishing this series. The series provides the latest audited data available on the higher
education sector in an easy to use format. VitalStats 2017 contains data covering the period 2011 to 2017.
Most of the graphs in the publication are based on data extracted from the Higher Education Management
Information System (HEMIS), and the CHE expresses appreciation to the Department of Higher Education
and Training (DHET) for collecting and extracting these data for use by the CHE and for providing the relevant
financial and research data. The CHE is also grateful to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)
for financial data and to Statistics South Africa for population data.

As in previous issues, the first four sections of the publication cover student data, showing the size and shape
of the sector with graphs indicating enrolments and numbers of graduates according to race; gender;
qualification type; field of study; institutional type and other relevant categories.

The role of the Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate staff, particularly Michael Gordon, in developing
VitalStats is greatly appreciated.

Dr. Amani Saidi

Acting Director: Monitoring and Evaluation


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