Data set from Participation measures in higher education

Initial Participation by qualification aim

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Experimental statistics: Initial Participation (HEIP30) by qualification aim.

Data set details

Higher education
Participation measures in higher education
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Initial entrants
  • Initial entry percentage
  • Methodology
  • Qualification aim
  • Sex
Time period
2015/16 to 2019/20

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
201516Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandWith additional providersTotalFirst Degree29805544.2
201617Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandWith additional providersTotalFirst Degree30063545.1
201718Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandWith additional providersTotalFirst Degree30353545.9
201819Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandWith additional providersTotalFirst Degree30296546.6
201920Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandWith additional providersTotalFirst Degree30952048.4

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 5 variables
Variable nameVariable description
initial_entrantsInitial entrants
methodologyMethodology - Filter by methodology
percentageInitial entry percentage
qualification_aimQualification aim - Filter by qualification aim
sexSex - Filter by sex


  1. Apprenticeships at level 4 and above are included in the HEIP measure but are reported as the component qualifications which make up the overarching Apprenticeship framework or standard.
  2. A very small proportion of Higher Education Initial Participants enter postgraduate courses. This can occur in cases where providers admit students based on prior work experience.

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