Highest/lowest participation rates form lower social class groups

September 30, 2004

Table: Dropout rates among full-time students 2001/02
Table: Research income generated per academic costs

Working class heroes
Universities with highest participation rates form the lower social class groups among young full-time undergraduate entrants

Institution Participation
in %
Benchmark
in %

Wolverhampton

51.5

37.3

Ulster

46.1

35.3

Bradford

46.0

34.9

Luton

44.8

38.1

Sunderland

44.8

34.7

South Bank

44.0

38.4

Westminster

44.0

35.5

London Metropolitan

43.9

37.6

East London

43.3

37.2

De Montfort

43.0

35.2

  Middle class preserves
Universities with lowest participation rates form the lower social class groups among young full-time undergraduate entrants

Institution Participation
in %
Benchmark
in %

Warwick

17.8

22.2

Edinburgh

17.8

21.9

York

17.7

20.7

Nottingham

16.9

21.1

St Andrews

15.5

20.3

Durham

15.1

20.6

Exeter

15.0

23.5

Bristol

13.7

20.0

Cambridge

11.3

17.3

Oxford

11.0

17.3

Original data source: HESA . Table published in The Times Higher, October 1 2004 Back to story
Table: Dropout rates among full-time students 2001/02
Table: Research income generated per academic costs

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