Looking at the 2016-17 data of degree apprenticeship entrants by ethnicity:
- 87 per cent were white
- 7 per cent were Asian
- 2 per cent were black.
This pattern is similar to all other levels of apprenticeships, apart from levels 4 and 5 apprenticeships which have a slightly higher proportion of black entrants (7 per cent).
Relative to the comparator groups, entrants to degree apprenticeships are less diverse in terms of ethnicity.
Degree apprenticeships have a slightly higher proportion of Asian entrants than the part-time comparator group: 7 per cent compared to 6 per cent respectively. However, these figures are very low compared with the 21 per cent of Asian entrants within the full-time first degree comparator group.
There is also a notable difference in the proportion of black entrants to degree apprenticeships (2 per cent) and the full-time comparator group (15 per cent). This is partly because the subjects that degree apprenticeships are focused in are generally more diverse than the whole student population. This means that apprenticeships look diverse compared to the whole student population, but this is not the case for the comparator population.
The degree apprenticeship population distribution is similar to the part-time first degree comparator group, while the full-time group has a wider level of ethnic diversity.
See notes about the data