Continuation and transfer rates

Continuation, non-continuation and transfer rates

These charts can be used to explore continuation (excluding transfers), non-continuation and transfer rates in higher education by several student characteristics. Note, the continuation measure in these charts is different from that in the ‘Continuation’ page as transfers have been separated from the rate.

What does this chart show?

  • These interactive charts show continuation (excluding transfers), non-continuation and transfer rates for full time, UK-domiciled students at English higher education providers between 2010-11 and 2016-17. 
  • The first chart shows the rates for the selected continuation measure and level of study, split by the selected student characteristic. 
  • The second chart automatically displays the benchmarked data for the same continuation measure, level of study and characteristic selected.
  • The third chart shows the same continuation measure split by the student characteristic in the top two charts and an additional characteristic, for the academic year 2016-17 only.

Note, counts have been rounded to the nearest five and continuation rates and benchmark differences are rounded to the nearest 0.1.  Additionally, in circumstances where the student characteristic applies to less than 23 individuals, then the count, rate and benchmark differences are not presented.

Notes on the second chart

  • A benchmarked value of greater than zero indicates the observed rate was higher than expected when taking into account entry age, POLAR4 quintile, entry qualifications, ethnicity, level of study and subject of study. A value below zero indicates the rate was lower than expected when taking into account these factors. 
  • Hovering over the benchmarked data will allow the user to see whether the difference between the expected and observed rates is considered significant.

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