Non-continuation rates at English HEIs: Trends for entrants 2005-06 to 2010-11

12 April 2013

A report presenting new data on the non-continuation rates of different groups of students at English higher education institutions (HEIs) has been published today.

The data and report can be viewed in more detail on our new interactive web pages

The report shows non-continuation rates for full-time first degree UK domiciled entrants to HEIs in England, split by student and course characteristics, between 2005-06 and 2010-11. 

Key findings include:

  • The overall trend in the percentage of entrants no longer in higher education has remained steady (around 8.2 per cent since 2005-06).
  • Female entrants were less likely to leave higher education one year after entry compared to their male counterparts.  However, transfer rates were similar for male and female entrants.
  • Entrants from areas where there is low participation in higher education were more likely to have left higher education one year after entry.

Page last updated 12 April 2013

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