Research and analysis
Learning from Futuretrack: dropout from higher education
Study to investigate the characteristics and outcomes of students who drop out of higher education. BIS research paper 168.
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This report presents findings from a study of people who applied to enter higher education in 2006 and later dropped out.
It uses data from Futuretrack, which is a study of all people who applied in 2005 to 2006 to enter university in the UK during the autumn of 2006. Futuretrack collected data from students before, during and after their time at university.
It examines the different reasons connected to dropout from higher education, and the long term employment outcomes of respondents who did not enter or who dropped out.