Official Statistics

HE performance indicators including APs: 2015 to 2016

Widening participation and student retention rates for publicly funded and alternative providers (APs) of higher education (HE).


Experimental statistics: widening participation and non-continuation rates


This experimental statistical release covers students who usually live in the UK at both publicly funded and alternative higher education providers in the 2015 to 2016 academic year.

It measures:

  • participation rates from under-represented groups in higher education (widening participation)
  • retention of full-time HE entrants in subsequent years of their courses

This is the first release to include alternative providers of higher education in the UK performance indicators (UKPI) series produced by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Published 23 March 2017