Academic Year 2019/20

Widening participation in higher education

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Annual statistics on young peoples' participation in higher education by student characteristics, including eligibility for free school meals, gender, ethnicity, special educational need status, first language and region.

For the first time, the publication includes breakdowns at local authority and regional level by gender, ethnic group and special educational need status to add to those already available by free school meal status.

Figures are also provided on progression to higher education by school or college type, with breakdowns for high tariff higher education providers, POLAR disadvantage and Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework rating.

The publication focuses on progression rates to higher education by age 19 for state-funded pupils by personal characteristics and for A level and equivalent students, by school or college type. The underlying data, including student numbers, is available to download from the Explore data and files section.

Note that the latest data relates to HE entry in 2019/20 and so the figures presented will be unaffected by any impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic


Headline facts and figures - 2019/20

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