Transparency data


The information published on these pages 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 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 socio-economic 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 4,020 84.2% 29.0% 28.0%
White 6,540 88.9% 31.5% 30.6%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 4,860 85.8% 41.2% 39.7%
3 to 5 4,140 86.1% 34.0% 32.9%
Gender Female 7,270 84.2% 27.9% 26.7%
Male 4,370 86.1% 32.4% 31.5%
Other N N N N
Part Time Ethnicity BAME N N N N
White N N N N
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 N N N N
3 to 5 N N N N
Gender Female N N N N
Male N N N N
Other N N N N
Apprenticeships Ethnicity BAME N/A N/A N/A N/A
White N/A N/A N/A N/A
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 to 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gender Female N/A N/A N/A N/A
Male N/A N/A N/A N/A
Other N/A N/A N/A N/A

Table 2a: Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2017-18 qualifiers

Ethnicity BAME 59%
White 79%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 60%
3 to 5 76%
Gender Female 71%
Male 63%
Other N


Download the full transparency return data tables (Excel file)