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Data on Progression to College from Schools around Ireland


Individual secondary school records on Schooldays.ie have been updated today (14/12/2022) to include details of the numbers of students from each school admitted to the different Universities and Institutes of Technology around Ireland in September 2022. By visiting any individual school profile on Schooldays.ie you can now view the data on college progression for the last ten years. The database now includes information from the following universities and colleges:

University College Dublin Dublin City University Trinity College Dublin University of Limerick NUI Maynooth Munster Technolgical Univesity (MTU) Atlantic Technolgical Univesity (ATU)
NUI Galway University College Cork University of Ulster (not included for 2018) Queens University Technological University Dublin (TUD) Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) South East Technological University (SETU)
Athlone Institute of Technology (now TUS) Cork Institute of Technology (now MTU) Dundalk Institute of Technology Dublin Institute of Technology (now TUD) Dun Laoghaire Institute of Technology Galway Mayo Institute of Tech (now ATU) Institute of Tech, Blanchardstown (now TUD)
Institute of Technology, Carlow (now SETU) Institute of Technology, Sligo (now ATU) Institute of Technology, Tallaght (now TUD) Institute of Technology, Tralee (now MTU) Letterkenny Institute of Technology (now ATU) Limerick Institute of Technology (now TUS) Waterford Institute of Technology (now SETU)


Royal College of Surgeons Mary Immaculate College National College of Art & Design National College of Ireland Church of Ireland College of Ed (included in DCU stats from 2016) Marino Institute of Education Mater Dei Institute (included in DCU stats from 2015) Froebel College of Ed (data merged with NUIM Maynooth from 2013) St Angela’s College Sligo St Patricks College Drumcondra (included in DCU stats from 2015)


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The data does not include those many school-leavers who went into courses such as PLC or apprenticeships, many of the private colleges or those who went to study in Britain with UCAS
The sample image below shows the data which will be displayed.

To view the information for a school you are interested in, visit 'Finding a Secondary School' and click on the links to locate your school. On your school page click on the 'College Progression Stats' link in the right hand column (under 'More on this school')



The initial figure in each year shows the number of students who sat or were awarded the leaving certificate in that year. The number of students who progressed to the different colleges/universities is then displayed followed by the total of number who went to college/university that year. It should be noted that sometimes the number who progressed to college will appear greater than the number who sat the leaving cert. This anomaly arises because in many cases the data provided from the universities/colleges also includes repeat students.

It is also important to note that the data does not include information on students who may have progressed to colleges or universities outside of the Republic of Ireland or those who many have taken up apprenticeships or PLC courses. Further notes on the data sources are available by clicking the link below the data on your school page.

Whilst on the school page, you can also view, where available, the Department of Education School Inspection Reports. Links to the available reports are displayed in the same right hand school menu. School data has also been updated to include the latest students number for the school (2021/2022) along with the latest data we have on Principal's names, school email addresses and website links - click on the 'Basics' tab for your school to view this information. If you notice any errors for your school, please email us the updated information to info@schooldays.ie .

Read article on Choosing a Secondary School

Or see more information about school league tables here .

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