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Performance Indicators in Higher Education in the UK 2010/11

Indicators for Widening Participation and Non-continuation are published today on the HESA website.

The full tables show the indicators for every HE institution in the UK alongside their benchmark. Summary tables showing statistics for the whole UK can be found here.

Widening participation of under-represented groups

The latest statistics show that of all young, full-time, first degree entrants in 2010/11:

  • 88.7% were from state schools
  • 30.6% were from NS-SEC classes 4-7 and
  • 10.5% were from low-participation neighbourhoods.

The graph below shows the proportion of young, full-time, first degree entrants from state schools* for the years 1998/99 to 2010/11:

 proportion of young, full-time, first degree entrants from state schools

More Widening Participation summary tables and charts can be found here.

Non-continuation rates

The latest statistics show that 7.2% of young, full-time, first degree entrants in 2009/10 did not continue in higher education in 2010/11. The graph below shows the non-continuation rates of young, full-time, first degree entrants from the years 1997/98 to 2009/10:

Non-continuation rates of young, full-time, first degree entrants

More Non-continuation summary tables and charts can be found on our website.

Notes for editors

  1. Press enquiries should be directed to:

    Simon Kemp
    HESA Press Officer
    01242 211120
    [email protected]

  2. Technical enquiries should be directed to:

    HESA PI team
    01242 211115
    [email protected]

  3. The Guide to PIs explains what the Performance Indicators are, and why they are produced.
  4. The PI tables include a Benchmark for each institution. This is a sector average adjusted for the type of institution in question. The benchmarks are not government targets or quotas.
  5. *The state school indicator is not adjusted to reflect changes in the relative proportions of state and independent school pupils over time.
  6. The Performance Indicators are defined and specified by the Performance Indicators Steering Group (PISG). Questions about PISG should be addressed to the HEFCE Press Office on 0117 9317363.
  7. A second tranche of Performance Indicators covering Employment of Graduates and Research Output will be published on 5 July 2012.

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