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Transparency return 2019

The transparency return for 2019 shows:

  • the number of applications for admission on to higher education courses that we received
  • the number of offers we made in relation to those applications
  • the number of those offers accepted and the number of those who registered with us
  • the number of students who registered and went on to complete their course with us
  • the number of students that attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • the gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • their ethnicity
  • their socioeconomic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses, and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

With regard to information that is split by the three characteristics of gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic background you will see that some figures may be highlighted. This is because those differences between groups of students with particular characteristics are notable.

Table 1a: Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018/19 entrants

   Number of applicationsPercentage of applications that received an offerPercentage of applications that accepted an offerPercentage of applications that led to a registration
Full-time Ethnicity White 17,650 81.4% 34.5% 18.2%
    BAME 3,130 78.2% 35.9% 16.6%
  EIMD quintile 1 and 2 5,230 70.4% 30.5% 14.9%
    3 to 5 14,890 84.5% 36.1% 19.0%
  Gender Male 8,700 88.3% 38.1% 19.6%
    Female 12,470 79.6% 32.4% 16.6%
    Other N N N N
Part-time Ethnicity White N/A N/A N/A N/A
    BAME N/A N/A N/A N/A
  EIMD quintile 1 and 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A
    3 to 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A
  Gender Male N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Female N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Other N/A N/A N/A N/A
Apprenticeships Ethnicity White N/A N/A N/A N/A
    BAME N/A N/A N/A N/A
  EIMD quintile 1 and 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A
    3 to 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A
  Gender Male N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Female N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Other N/A N/A N/A N/A

Table 2a: Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2017/18 qualifiers

  Percentage
Ethnicity BAME 74.0%
  White 84.0%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 77.0%
  3 to 5 84.0%
Gender Female 85.0%
  Male 79.3%
  Other N

Key

  • N/A - Not applicable as no qualifiers at this mode and level 
  • N - 24 or fewer students in this population 
  • DP - Data suppressed for data protection reasons

Full transparency return dataset

Transparency return data 2019 (MS Excel , 61kb)