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UK Performance Indicators

The UK Performance Indicators provide comparative data on the performance of higher education (HE) providers across several areas.

The areas that the Performance Indicators cover are: 

We have conducted a major review of the data we collect about the destinations and outcomes of graduates. This has led to the formulation of the new Graduate Outcomes survey which will provide more comprehensive data that reflects recent changes in the HE sector and the graduate labour market. The first Graduate Outcomes data is due to be published in spring 2020. The final output of employment of leavers UK Performance Indicators using DLHE data was published in 2018.

The Performance Indicators also previously included information about module completion rates and research output.

The indicators cover publicly funded higher education providers in the UK and one privately funded institution, The University of Buckingham. We produce the indicators on behalf of the following bodies:

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Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland)

Our pages provide an introduction and guide to the Performance Indicators. We also provide resources to support the analysis of the data, including definitions, notes to tables, and information about benchmarking.