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OfS Transparency Return

The information published below shows:

  • the number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants
  • the number of offers we have made in relation to those applications
  • the number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us
  • the number of students who registered and went on to complete their course with us
  • the number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • the gender of the individuals to which they relate.
  • their ethnicity
  • their socioeconomic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses, and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

Table 1a: Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants
Number of applications Percentage of applications that received an offer Percentage of applications that accepted an offer Percentage of applications that led to a registration
Full Time Ethnicity BAME 1900 68.6% 26.8% 25.3%
White 10130 75.9% 32.5% 30.6%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 6240 73.6% 33.9% 32.0%
3 to 5 5530 76.1% 29.5% 27.7%
Gender Female 7410 69.8% 31.5% 29.6%
Male 4690 82.5% 31.7% 29.9%
Other N N N N
Part Time Ethnicity BAME 70 94% 89% 78%
White 1200 94% 90% 82%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 570 84% 72% 63%
3 to 5 810 89% 83% 74%
Gender Female 550 85% 71% 62%
Male 990 88% 82% 72%
Other N N N N
Apprenticeships Ethnicity BAME N N N N
White 290 96% 95% 87%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 160 94% 93% 84%
3 to 5 140 97% 97% 90%
Gender Female 210 94% 93% 87%
Male 110 95% 95% 81%
Other N N N N

Key

N: 24 or fewer students in this population

Table 2a: Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2017-18 qualifiers
  Percentage
Ethnicity BAME 59%
White 69%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 63.6%
3 to 5 71.8%
Gender Female 65.0%
Male 71.9%
Other N

Key

N: 24 or fewer students in this population

Further information

Transparency return tables 2019 (excel - 67kb)