FE shows improved retention and success

September 29, 2000

A growing proportion of further education students are staying on courses and passing exams, new figures show.

Retention rates in further education and sixth-form colleges have risen slightly from 1996-97 to 1998-99 and now stand at 80 per cent for most courses.

Achievement rates improved over the period for most age groups and levels of qualification. Further education colleges recruiting a high proportion of their students from disadvantaged areas made significant advances in achievement rates for most courses. But 1998-99 retention rates in this category generally dropped to the lowest level for the three years.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

James Fryer illustration (27 July 2017)

It is not Luddism to be cautious about destroying an academic publishing industry that has served us well, says Marilyn Deegan

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor and librarian at the University of Colorado Denver

Creator of controversial predatory journals blacklist says some peers are failing to warn of dangers of disreputable publishers

Hand squeezing stress ball
Working 55 hours per week, the loss of research periods, slashed pensions, increased bureaucracy, tiny budgets and declining standards have finally forced Michael Edwards out
Kayaker and jet skiiers

Nazima Kadir’s social circle reveals a range of alternative careers for would-be scholars, and often with better rewards than academia

hole in ground

‘Drastic action’ required to fix multibillion-pound shortfall in Universities Superannuation Scheme, expert warns