Collection

Statistics: widening participation in higher education

Statistics on the participation of young people in higher education including their social background and occupation after graduating.

Contents

  1. Documents

These statistics have changed over time according to data availability and the focus of efforts in increasing participation.

Earlier figures include the full-time young participation by socio-economic class measure. This shows the proportion of young people from the top 3 and bottom 4 socio-economic classes who participate for the first time in full-time higher education, together with the difference (or ‘gap’) between these 2 participation rates.

Recent publications focus on progression rates to higher education for young people in England by free school meal receipt and school type.

Documents

  1. Widening participation in higher education: 2016

    • Official Statistics
  2. Widening participation in higher education 2015

    • Official Statistics
  3. Widening participation in higher education 2014

    • Official Statistics
  4. Widening participation in higher education 2013

    • Official Statistics
  5. Widening participation in higher education 2012

    • Official Statistics
  6. Widening participation in higher education 2011

    • Official Statistics
  7. Widening participation in higher education 2010

    • Official Statistics