Performance Indicators 2011/12

 

PR189

09:30 hours
Thursday 21
March 2013

Performance Indicators in Higher Education in the UK 2011/12

Indicators for Widening Participation and Non-continuation are published today on the HESA website at www.hesa.ac.uk/pi


The full tables show the indicators for every HE institution in the UK alongside their benchmark. Summary tables showing statistics for the whole UK can be found here: www.hesa.ac.uk/pis/summary.

Widening participation of under-represented groups

The latest statistics at www.hesa.ac.uk/pis/urg show that of all young, full-time, first degree entrants in 2011/12:

  • 88.9% were from state schools,
  • 30.7% were from NS-SEC classes 4-7 and
  • 10.2% were from low-participation neighbourhoods (see Note 5).

The graph below shows the proportion of young, full-time, first degree entrants from state schools for the years 1998/99 to 2011/12 (see Note 6):

The percentage of young entrants to full-time first degree courses from state schools has risen from 85.0% in 1998/99 to 88.9% in 2011/12


More Widening Participation summary tables and charts can be found at www.hesa.ac.uk/pis/summary. The full institution level tables are available from www.hesa.ac.uk/pis/urg.

Non-continuation rates

The latest statistics at www.hesa.ac.uk/pis/noncon show that 6.3% of young, full-time, first degree entrants in 2010/11 did not continue in higher education in 2011/12. The graph below shows the non-continuation rates of young, full-time, first degree entrants from the years 1997/98 to 2010/11:

The percentage of young full-time first degree entrants not continuing in HE after their first year has fallen from 7.6% of 1997/98 entrants to 6.3% of 2010/11 entrants


More Non-continuation summary tables and charts can be found at www.hesa.ac.uk/pis/summary. The full institution level tables are available from www.hesa.ac.uk/pis/noncon.

Notes for Editors

  1. Press enquiries should be directed to:

    Simon Kemp
    HESA Press Officer
    01242 211120
    pressoffice@hesa.ac.uk

  2. Technical enquiries should be directed to:

    HESA PI team
    01242 211115
    piteam@hesa.ac.uk

  3. The Guide to PIs explains what the Performance Indicators are, and why they are produced.
  4. The PI tables include a Benchmark for each institution. This is a sector average adjusted for the type of institution in question. The benchmarks are not government targets or quotas. See the Guide to PIs for more information, or the Benchmarks page for full technical details.
  5. Low Participation Neighbourhoods are defined by the new POLAR3 classification created by HEFCE. This is an update of the previous POLAR2 classification and so the figures for this indicator are not perfectly comparable with previous years.
  6. The state school indicator is not adjusted to reflect changes in the relative proportions of state and independent school pupils over time.
  7. The Performance Indicators are defined and specified by the Performance Indicators Steering Group (PISG). Questions about PISG should be addressed to the HEFCE Press Office on 0117 9317363.
  8. A second tranche of Performance Indicators covering Employment of Graduates and Research Output will be published on 4 July 2013.

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