Widening participation in higher education: 2017
Annual statistics on young people's participation in higher education, including their social background and occupation after graduating.
Statistics providing information on 3 measures of increasing participation in higher education:
estimated percentages of 15-year-olds eligible for free school meals (FSM) who progressed to higher education (HE) by age 19
estimated percentages of A level and equivalent students, by school or college type, who progressed to HE by age 19 with breakdowns for the most selective higher education institutions
estimated proportions of young people graduating from less advantaged backgrounds on entry to HE and estimated proportions in advantaged occupation groups 6 months after graduating
These statistics use the Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) at both points.
Widening participation statistics
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