Higher Education Leavers Statistics: Alternative providers, 2016/17 - HE totality
- Leaver activities and characteristics
- Outcomes by subject studied
- Salary of leavers in employment
- HE totality
How do leavers from APs fit into the totality of HE leavers' activities?
This section (including the data in figures 11 to 13) focuses on combined information about leavers from both publicly funded UK HE providers and from designated courses at alternative HE providers. In 2016/17, DLHE data was collected from APs in England, plus one AP in Scotland (see notes for further restrictions on the coverage of APs in the DLHE record). Please note that data for leavers from HE level courses at further education (FE) colleges in Wales are also included in these figures due to them being fully subscribed members of HESA.
In 2016/17, there were 555,300 UK and other EU domiciled leavers in the DLHE target population from HE and alternative providers. Figure 11 shows the breakdown of activities for these leavers.
Of subjects studied in HE, veterinary science had the highest percentage of leavers in UK work in 2016/17, at 88%. Law had the lowest percentage of leavers in UK work at 50%, but the highest percentage in further study, at 29%. Patterns varied by mode and level of study. The subject with the highest percentage of full-time first degree leavers in UK work in 2016/17 was medicine and dentistry, at 94%. The subject with the highest percentage of part-time first degree leavers in UK work in 2016/17 was architecture, building and planning, at 89%.
Figure 13 shows the median salaries of UK domiciled full-time first degree leavers who were employed in the UK, split by professional and non-professional occupations. Across all subjects studied by these leavers, those in professional employment have higher median salaries than those in non-professional employment. Median salaries for those in non-professional jobs ranged from £16,000 in various subjects, to £18,000 among those who studied business and administrative studies. Median salaries for those in professional jobs ranged from £19,000 for those who studied mass communications and documentation and creative arts and design to £31,000 among those who studied medicine and dentistry.
Figure 13 - Median salary of UK domiciled full-time leavers from HE providers (including alternative providers) who obtained first degree qualifications and entered full-time paid work in the UK by subject area and professional/non-professional marker
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