Table 27 - UK domiciled first year students by ethnicity and higher education provider tariff grouping 2014/15 to 2020/21
- Title: UK domiciled first year students by ethnicity, higher education provider tariff grouping and academic year
- Reference ID: DT051 Table 27
- Location: UK
- Academic years: 2014/15 to 2020/21
- Data source: HESA
- Data collection: 051
- Sourced from: Detailed tables (Students)
- Data source link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/students/table-27
- Data file canonical link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/students/table-27.csv
- Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence
- Disclaimer: Please note that this data includes rounded totals. Caution must be taken when importing into a pivot table so as not to double count.
- Table 2014/15 total: 756,505
- Table 2015/16 total: 761,005
- Table 2016/17 total: 778,115
- Table 2017/18 total: 775,420
- Table 2018/19 total: 780,120
- Table 2019/20 total: 789,100
- Table 2020/21 total: 882,435
- Last updated: Feb-22
Table 27 - UK domiciled first year students by ethnicity and higher education provider tariff grouping
Academic years 2014/15 to 2020/21
In order to create the Low, Medium and High entry tariffs groupings, HE providers within the tariffable population (first year, undergraduate, UK domiciled, 20 year old and under students with UCAS tariff points) are ranked based on average (mean tariff) and split equally into 3 groups. If the split is not equal, any remainders are placed in the medium category. The top third HE providers are recorded as having high entry tariffs, the low third set are labelled as low and the group in the middle are medium entry tariffs. HE providers who had no students in the tariffable population are recorded in the ‘Other’ category which include some specialist HE providers, The Open University and FE Colleges in Wales.
Theses groupings are adjusted for each academic year based on the tariff points for that year.
Please note that this table includes data from the HESA Student record only. This is because the tariff information in the HESA Student alternative record is not subject to the same quality assurance process as the HESA Student record.
Type of data
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Rounding and suppression strategy
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