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Graduate Outcomes data 2018/19

Detailed open data tables and charts from the 2018/19 Graduate Outcomes survey are published today.

View HE Graduate Outcomes Data

The tables and charts expand on last week’s Statistical Bulletin and include breakdowns by HE provider, subject of study, detailed occupational classification, and salary levels by personal characteristics.

The release also includes detailed breakdowns of graduates’ own assessments of their activity and their subjective wellbeing. The fall in the full-time employment rate, which is likely to be related to the Covid-19 pandemic, shows only a very small effect on graduates’ subjective responses at this stage.

About the Graduate Outcomes survey

HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) has undertaken the survey on behalf of the UK funding and regulatory bodies. The survey asked graduates what they were doing approximately 15 months after finishing their studies.

This is the second year of running the survey which includes anyone who gained a higher education qualification during the 2018/19 academic year. This includes both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications gained at both higher education providers and further education colleges (except those in Scotland). The survey aimed to contact over 700,000 graduates over four survey periods throughout the year.

Today’s statistics are official statistics marked as ‘Experimental’ because they are newly developed or innovative and undergoing evaluation. Graduate Outcomes is a new survey conducted differently from previous surveys and producing different information.



  • More information about the survey and its results can be found in the About the Graduate Outcomes data section of today’s release.
  • See Definitions: Graduate Outcomes for full definitions of terms used in the release and explanation of the coverage of statistics.
  • HESA cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived from the data by third parties.


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