Official statistic: Key performance measure 5

Gap in degree outcomes (1sts or 2:1s) between disabled students and non-disabled students

2.5 percentage points

In 2018-19, there was a difference of 2.5 percentage points between the proportion of disabled and non-disabled students getting a 1st or 2:1


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What does this show?

KPM 5 shows the percentage point gap between the proportions of disabled and non-disabled students receiving a 1st or a 2:1 over time.

Evidence shows that disabled students receive proportionately fewer 1sts and 2:1s than their non-disabled peers. This gap has decreased by 0.3 percentage points between 2017-18 and 2018-19.

We have identified this attainment gap as a strategic priority.

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Updates

First publication.

Update to include data for academic year 2017-18 and change to population used to derive measure (change from England domiciled graduates to UK domiciled graduates).

Update to include data for academic year 2018-19.

About the measure

The measure shows degree outcomes by disability (self-declared). Specifically, the measure shows the percentage point difference in the proportions of disabled and non-disabled students receiving a 1st or a 2:1 over time.

  • Frequency: Annual
  • Population: Full-time undergraduate degree (otherwise known as first-degree) graduates domiciled in the UK obtaining classified honours degrees from higher education providers in England
  • Data sources: Individual student data from HESA, and the Individualised Learner Record from ESFA
  • Available: January, 6 months after the end of the academic year in which a student graduates.

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If you have any queries about the statistics published as KPM 5, please contact Annalise Ruck at [email protected].

If you have any queries about our overall approach or on individual measures, please contact Josh Fleming at [email protected].

Published 13 September 2018
Last updated 02 April 2020
02 April 2020
Annual update
21 March 2019
Annual update and change to population used

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