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

Foundation years student demographics data

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Foundation years student characteristics

Data set details

Higher education
Foundation year participation, provision and outcomes at HE providers
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of students
  • Proportion of students
  • Student Breakdown
  • Student Type
Time period

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFoundation YearAge groupMature (aged 21 or over)4436564
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFoundation YearAge groupYoung (aged less than 21)2495536
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFirst Year UndergraduateAge groupMature (aged 21 or over)6366019
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFirst Year UndergraduateAge groupYoung (aged less than 21)27561081
202122Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandFoundation YearDisability statusDisabled785511

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
%_studentsProportion of students
student_breakdownStudent Breakdown - Select the student breakdown you are interested in
student_coverageNumber of students
student_groupStudent Type - Select the student type you are interested in


  1. Please note, percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding. 
  2. Not in the standard tariff population refers to those with qualifications at level 4 and above.
  3. For detailed information on how provider tariffs are defined please see this link: <a href="">Provider typologies 2022 - Methodology for grouping OfS-registered providers (</a>
  4. This analysis excludes price group A because there is no price group A provision in foundation years. For more information on OfS Price Groups : <a href="">Guide to Funding 2021-22 (</a>
  5. The science grouping has been created by HESA using an aggregation of CAH level 1 codes. This grouping includes subjects like medicine, nursing and agriculture that may not be included in other definitions of STEM. 

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