Continuation and transfer rates

Continuation rates

Use these charts to explore continuation in higher education by several student characteristics.

Note, these continuation rates include those who have transferred to a different institution.

What does the chart show?

  • The visualisation shows continuation rates for full time UK-domiciled students at English higher education providers between 2010-11 and 2016-17. 
  • The first chart shows the continuation rate for the selected level of study, split by the selected student characteristic. 
  • The second chart automatically displays the benchmarked data for the same level of study and characteristic selected.
  • The third chart shows continuation rates 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 to the nearest 0.1.  Additionally, in circumstances where the combination of student characteristics applies to less than 23 individuals, then neither the count nor rate is presented.

Notes on the second chart

  • A benchmarked value of greater than zero indicates the observed overall continuation 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 continuation 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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