Official Statistics

Performance indicators: widening participation - 2015 to 2016

Institution-level statistics on widening participation of under-represented groups in higher education for the 2015 to 2016 academic year.


UK performance indicators 2015 to 2016 - widening participation


This release relates to the number of people from under-represented groups participating in higher education (widening participation). It covers higher education entry in the 2015 to 2016 academic year.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) publishes performance indicators (PIs) for higher education in 3 batches each year, on behalf of the 4 UK funding bodies.

This is the first batch of institution-level performance indicators.

Further batches of institution-level indicators will follow in March and July respectively. These refer to:

  • retention of higher education students (students who do not progress to the second year of their courses)
  • employment outcomes of leavers

Earlier publications are available on the HESA website.

Published 2 February 2017