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OFS 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.

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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

14540

65.4%

39.6%

15.7%

Full Time

Ethnicity

White

7270

69.0%

31.9%

14.5%

Full Time

EIMD quintile

1 and 2

11440

64.0%

38.7%

15.6%

Full Time

EIMD quintile

3 to 5

10720

67.6%

33.9%

13.8%

Full Time

Gender

Female

12090

66.4%

37.3%

15.4%

Full Time

Gender

Male

10780

65.0%

35.1%

14.0%

Full Time

Gender

Other

N

N

N

N

Part Time

Ethnicity

BAME

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Part Time

Ethnicity

White

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Part Time

EIMD quintile

1 and 2

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Part Time

EIMD quintile

3 to 5

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Part Time

Gender

Female

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Part Time

Gender

Male

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Part Time

Gender

Other

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Apprenticeships

Ethnicity

BAME

N

N

N

N

Apprenticeships

Ethnicity

White

N

N

N

N

Apprenticeships

EIMD quintile

1 and 2

N

N

N

N

Apprenticeships

EIMD quintile

3 to 5

N

N

N

N

Apprenticeships

Gender

Female

N

N

N

N

Apprenticeships

Gender

Male

30

80%

80%

60%

Apprenticeships

Gender

Other

N

N

N

N

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

Characteristic

Characteristic split

Percentage

Ethnicity

BAME

82%

Ethnicity

White

91%

EIMD quintile

1 and 2

82.3%

EIMD quintile

3 to 5

86.9%

Gender

Female

88.7%

Gender

Male

80.3%

Gender

Other

N