Data set from Foundation year participation, provision and outcomes at HE providers

HESA graduate outcomes data

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HESA graduate outcomes data

Data set details

Higher education
Foundation year participation, provision and outcomes at HE providers
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Graduates with known employment or in further study
  • Graduates with known outcomes
  • Number of graduates in high skilled work
  • Characteristic breakdown
  • Graduate characteristic
  • Graduate Group
Time period

Data set preview

Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202021Academic yearNationalK02000001United KingdomNon-foundation yearSubject_(CAH)Agriculture, food and related studies10359659379546559
202021Academic yearNationalK02000001United KingdomNon-foundation yearSubject_(CAH)Architecture, building and planning31202895932415220591
202021Academic yearNationalK02000001United KingdomNon-foundation yearSubject_(CAH)Biological and sport sciences86707785905410387572
202021Academic yearNationalK02000001United KingdomNon-foundation yearSubject_(CAH)Business and management192401723590141751002071
202021Academic yearNationalK02000001United KingdomNon-foundation yearSubject_(CAH)Combined and general studies124010258378057574

Variables in this data set

Table showing first 5 of 9 variables
Variable nameVariable description
all_responding_graduatesNumber of responding graduates
characteristic_breakdownCharacteristic breakdown
employed_and_or_fs_graduatesGraduates with known employment or in further study
employed_graduates_uk_work_locn_work_most_important_activityGraduates with known outcomes
employed_graduates_uk_work_locn_work_most_important_activity_in_high_skilled_workNumber of graduates in high skilled work


  1. Data is collected approximately 15 months after HE course completion
  2. High skilled employment is defined using the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) 2020. More details about skill level grouping is available here: <a href=""></a>

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