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UK Performance Indicators

UK Performance Indicators (UKPIs) are statistics which compare universities and colleges against benchmarks for various measures.

Key information about specific data items can be found in the Definitions. Known issues with each year’s statistics can be found in Data Intelligence.

No two HE providers in the UK are alike, but the UKPIs are designed to be objective and consistent measures of every HE providers’ performance. The UKPIs are not intended to be league tables and HE providers are intended to be compared against benchmarks.

For more information see About the UK Performance Indicators.

Notification of changes to the UK Performance Indicators

This 2020/21 edition of the UK Performance Indicators will be the last in its current form. A review of existing indicators will determine which measures will be migrated into core official statistics and open data published in 2023. Please see this news item and associated blog post for more information:

News: HESA widening participation and non-continuation statistics to lose ‘Performance Indicator’ branding

Blog: Measure for measures - Our evaluation of user needs for HESA performance metrics in UK higher education