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OfS Transparency Return

OfS Transparency Return

The information published on this page 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.

OfS Transparency Return 2019

Transparency return 2019 - 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 4150 72.4% 20.3% 18.3%
Full Time Ethnicity White 27020 74.7% 22.8% 20.3%
Full Time EIMD quintile 1 and 2 11180 69.7% 23.9% 21.6%
Full Time EIMD quintile 3 to 5 13330 75.7% 21.8% 19.5%
Full Time Gender Female 18090 67.5% 21.3% 19.1%
Full Time Gender Male 13420 82.4% 23.9% 21.2%
Full Time Gender Other N N N N
Part Time Ethnicity BAME 90 99% 98% 95%
Part Time Ethnicity White 700 94% 94% 84%
Part Time EIMD quintile 1 and 2 380 86% 84% 70%
Part Time EIMD quintile 3 to 5 510 93% 91% 80%
Part Time Gender Female 610 90% 90% 79%
Part Time Gender Male 310 87% 81% 66%
Part Time Gender Other N N N N
Apprenticeships Ethnicity BAME N N N N
Apprenticeships Ethnicity White 210 97% 97% 93%
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 1 and 2 120 86% 84% 79%
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 3 to 5 130 84% 78% 76%
Apprenticeships Gender Female 100 91% 90% 86%
Apprenticeships Gender Male 170 82% 76% 73%
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 61%
Ethnicity White 77%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 68.9%
EIMD quintile 3 to 5 80.8%
Gender Female 78.3%
Gender Male 70.9%
Gender Other N

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