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.

Summary data

Applications, offers, acceptances and registrations: 2018-19 entrants

Table 1a: Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants
Mode of Study Characteristic Characteristic split 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 11,740 68.0% 19.2% 17.6%
White 8,970 69.8% 21.0% 19.2%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 12,340 66.8% 19.7% 18.1%
3 to 5 8,550 70.7% 19.6% 17.6%
Gender Female 13,720 61.9% 18.8% 17.3%
Male 7,680 79.1% 21.0% 19.0%
Other N N N N
Part Time Ethnicity BAME 170 67% 50% 43%
White 370 87% 63% 51%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 230 73% 56% 46%
3 to 5 310 85% 58% 47%
Gender Female 200 69% 51% 43%
Male 350 86% 62% 50%
Other N N N N
Apprenticeships Ethnicity BAME N N N N
White 50 100% 100% 100%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 30 100% 100% 95%
3 to 5 30 95% 95% 95%
Gender Female 40 95% 95% 95%
Male 30 100% 100% 100%
Other N N N N

Attainment : 2017-18 qualifiers

Table 2a: Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2017-18 qualifiers
Characteristic Characteristic split Percentage
Ethnicity BAME 68.9%
White 85.0%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 74.0%
3 to 5 81.8%
Gender Female 78.1%
Male 78.0%
Other N

Rounding and suppression

Numerators and denominators have been rounded to the nearest 10. Where the numerator or denominator rounds to 20 or less, the data will be suppressed with an 'N'.

Percentages will be rounded according to the smallest, unsuppressed denominator with a given mode and characteristic. If the denominator rounds to:

  • 50 or less: percentages are rounded to 5%
  • 1,000 or less: percentages are rounded to 1%
  • More than 1,000: percentages are rounded to 0.1%

'N/A' is displayed where there is no provision in a given mode or level.

'DP' indicates suppression for data protection reasons. This is applied where the numerator is two or less, or differs from the denominator by no more than two students.