Inverness is a city in the Scottish Highlands which serves as the administrative centre for the Highland council area and is regarded as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. The city of around 58,000 people is home to Inverness College, a further and higher education institution with about 8,500 students. The majority of students are studying further education courses.
Inverness College is the headquarters and main campus of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a federation of 13 colleges and research institutions in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland delivering higher education. It has a number of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes, most of which can be studied at a range of locations across the area. At last count, the university had 7,280 students.