Access and participation plan data

This page contains data on 2019-20 access and participation plans for providers which are registered with the Office for Students.

Of the 250 providers currently registered with the OfS, 198 have had an access and participation plan for 2019-20 approved by the Director for Fair Access and Participation.

We are assessing registration applications for higher education providers for 2019-20 onwards. So if a provider is not included in the data on this page at the moment, they may be added in the future.

We will update the data as providers are registered.

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The data sets out: 

  • how many registered providers have 2019-20 access and participation plans
  • sector-level data:
    • predicted income from higher fees
    • predicted investment through access and participation plans
    • average full-time fees
  • data for each provider:
    • predicted investment on access, success and progression activities
    • predicted investment on financial support
    • minimum, maximum and average fees.
  • Years relate to academic years.
  • Figures do not include inflation or courses funded by the Department of Health.
  • Unless otherwise stated, figures relate to all students paying higher fees (not just entrants).
  • All income and investment data is based on estimates submitted by providers and built on assumptions around student numbers and the make-up of the student cohort, which may change over time.
  • ‘Higher fee income’ is all fee income above the basic fee for home/European Union undergraduates:
  • For providers taking part in the TEF:
    • for full-time, new system students, a basic fee of £6,165 and a maximum fee of £9,250
    • for part-time, new system students, a basic fee of £4,625 and a maximum fee of £6,935.
  • For providers who are not taking part in TEF:
    • for full-time, new system students, a basic fee of £6,000 and a maximum fee of £9,000
    • for part-time, new system students, a basic fee of £4,500 and a maximum fee of £6,750.
  • Investment on financial support, access, success and progression is not the total amount spent by providers in these areas. It is the additional amount that providers have committed following the introduction of variable fees in 2006-07. Also, investment on financial support (fee waivers, bursaries and scholarships) is only the amount spent on students with an assessed household income of up to £42,875 and other under-represented groups. Providers may offer other financial support which is not included in these totals, for example merit-based scholarships open to all students including those from more advantaged backgrounds.
  • Care should be taken when comparing 2019-20 access and participation plan data with data in previous years’ publications, as data published in previous years does not reflect latest provider projections on student numbers.

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