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Table D - Percentage of UK domiciled full-time entrants who did not leave within 50 days of commencement not continuing in HE after their first year by location of HE provider and academic year 2014/15 to 2018/19

UK Performance Indicators: Non-Continuation Rates

Table D - Percentage of UK domiciled full-time entrants who did not leave within 50 days of commencement not continuing in HE after their first year by location of HE provider and academic year of entry

Academic years of entry 2014/15 to 2018/19


To avoid an overlap and a duplication of figures, the Department for the Economy Northern Ireland (DfENI) advised Queen's University Belfast and Stranmillis University College to change their recording practices during 2019/20. They no longer report on foundation degrees that are offered as part of a validated collaborative arrangement with Further Education Colleges. This change in reporting practices accounts for the decrease to 0 enrolments in foundation degree courses and qualifications awarded at these providers in 2019/20. Both providers have therefore been excluded from Table T3d of the Non-continuation UK Performance Indicators as the change in reporting incorrectly inflates the rate of entrants no longer in HE in 2019/20. As a result the percentage for Northern Ireland is also suppressed when the Other undergraduate filter is selected in Table D for 2018/19.

Methodology and notes - UK Performance Indicators

Type of data

Administrative data

Data source

HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) are the experts in UK higher education data and analysis. We have been collecting information on UK higher education since the 1994/95 academic year.

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

The areas that the Performance Indicators cover are:

The UKPIs provide a crucial data source used to provide reliable information on the HE sector’s performance, enable HE providers to benchmark their performance, inform policy making, support student decision making, and enhance public understanding of - and confidence in - the higher education sector.

Rounding and suppression strategy

We implement a rounding and suppression strategy in published and released tabulations designed to prevent the disclosure of personal information about any individual. This strategy involves rounding all numbers to the nearest multiple of 5 and suppressing percentages and averages based on small populations.

Related releases

We publish an annual statistical bulletin about students in higher education.

Our HE Student Data pages collect together all of the tables we publish on students in higher education.

Further information

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