South African Higher Education Open Data

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

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


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


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 public higher education

Key data 2013

Shape of the post-school system

Post-school enrolments by province
relative to no. of post-school institutions and population size

Gross enrolment ratios and economic competitiveness:
international comparisons

Racial composition of public universities:
gross enrolment ratios v. % of population enrolled

Graduates by field of study

Undergraduate throughput

Success rates - all qualification levels

Doctoral enrolments versus graduates 1996 to 2010

Research output of academic staff 1996 to 2010

Citation impact of South African science 2000 to 2010

Higher education income 2000 versus 2010

A differentiated South African higher education system

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