South African Higher Education Open Data

 
NEW Higher education performance indicator data
Higher education performance indicators data
High level knowledge production data
Data on a differentiated higher education system
FET colleges data
2013 key data: South African higher education

NEW higher education performance indicator data 2009 to 2013

This dataset is based on the 2000-2012 performance indicator dataset but includes new indicators and more granular data (e.g. the inclusion of student graduate data by field of study). All data is from the South African Department of Higher Education and Training’s Higher Education Management Information System and university’s annual financial statements.

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Download the full dataset 2009-2013 ZIP/EXCEL

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STUDENTS
01 Enrolments (headcount and FTEs) EXCEL
02 Average annual growth in headcount enrolments and graduates (2009–2013) EXCEL
03 Number of enrolments by qualification type EXCEL
04 Number of enrolments by major field of study ZIP/EXCEL
05 Number of enrolments by race EXCEL
06 Number of enrolments by gender EXCEL
07 Success rates EXCEL
08 Number of graduates by qualification type EXCEL
09 Number of graduates by major field of study ZIP/EXCEL
10 Weighted graduates EXCEL
STAFF
11 Number of staff EXCEL
12 Academic staff by rank EXCEL
13 Academic staff by qualification EXCEL
14 Academic staff by race EXCEL
15 Academic staff by gender EXCEL
16 Total academic staff FTE EXCEL
17 Ratio of student FTEs to staff FTEs EXCEL
PUBLICATIONS
18 Research outputs EXCEL
19 Weighted total research output per academic staff member EXCEL
FINANCIAL
20 Income and expenditure EXCEL
21 Surplus/deficit on all activities (as a %) EXCEL
22 Sources of income (%) EXCEL
23 Research income as a % of block grant EXCEL
24 Teaching income as a % of block grant EXCEL
25 Personnel costs as a % of total expenditure EXCEL

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Higher education performance indicators data

Performance indicators 2000 to 2012

Online performance indicator data that enables university councils to better assess their performance relative to DHET targets, to their own institutional targets and to the performance of their peers. This data tool is also of use to higher education researchers, analysts, policy-makers and other decision-makers seeking a more detailed, empirically based picture of South African higher education.

FEATURES

  • Open data from HEMIS – no access or subscription fees
  • Data cleaned and verified
  • Data across 20 performance indicators
  • Annual updates
  • Comparisons for up to four institutions
  • Graphs generated on the fly
  • Data downloadable as Excel spreadsheets
  • Glossary of terms specific to each graph created
  • Commenting and error reporting

OTHER RESOURCES

Download the full dataset 2000-2012 CSV
Download the profile for South African HE for 2000–2008 PDF
Download all university profiles for 2000–2008 PDF
Download peer groupings in South African HE 2000–2008 PDF

High level knowledge production data

Data analyses on the inputs and outputs of 4 African universities. The sources of the academic staff and student enrolment and graduate data are:

  • Universities of Ghana and Makerere: data collected by CHET as part of the Herana 2 project.
  • Universities of Cape Town and Witwatersrand: (a) SA higher education management information system (HEMIS) data and (b) Herana 2 data.

The data cover the academic years 2008/09 to 2010/11 for Ghana and Makerere and 2008- 2010 for Cape Town and Witwatersrand.

Download the full data set Excel
Download the presentation PDF

OTHER RESOURCES

Visit the CHET website page on knowledge production for a variety of resources and activities on the differentiation debate in South African higher education.

 

Data on a differentiated higher education system

Data on an analysis of differentiation in the South African public university system based on 6 government policy documents as well as 3 other relevant documents. The fi rst part of CHET’s PPT presentation deals with two issues which arise in these documents. These are:

  1. Why should the SA’s public university system be differentiated?
  2. What are the primary or basic elements of the system? Academic programmes or individual institutions?

The second part of the presentation outlines CHET’s views on how further progress could be made in the South African debates on differentiation in the public university system.

Download the full data set Excel
Download the presentation PDF

OTHER RESOURCES

Visit the CHET website page on differentiation for a variety of resources and activities on the differentiation debate in South African higher education.

 

South African colleges data

Further Education and Training (FET) College data

Data on the South African post-secondary eduation sector drawn from the 2012 CHET publication, Shaping the Future of South Africa’s Youth: Rethinking post-school education and skills training.

The full data set is available via Google Public Data. Please visit Google Public Data Help for instructions on the use of this tool.

OTHER RESOURCES

Shaping the Future of South Africa's Youth
Rethinking post-school education and skills training

ISBN: 978-1-920489-46-5
Publication date: May 2012

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Responding to the Educational Needs of Post-School Youth
Determining the Scope of the Problem and Developing a Capacity-Building Model

ISBN: 978-1-920355-27-2
Publication date: 2009

 

 

 

South African public higher education

Selected graphics from the 2009-2013 South African higher education dataset

Which universities have seen declines in student enrolments?

How has the racial composition of universities changed?

What is the shape of post-graduates in relation to total graduates?

Which university has increased its number of academic staff with PhDs the most?

No university in South Africa employs more female than male academics.

Which universities have ramped up their research?

At which universities has the proportion of student fee income risen most sharply?

Shape of the post-school system

CHET data and databses are made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/1.0