Official statistics

Analysis of degree classifications over time: Changes in graduate attainment from 2010-11 to 2020-21

This report sets out the results of our analysis of changes in the proportion of first and upper second class degrees awarded between 2010-11 and 2020-21. We report on how graduate attainment has changed over this period, and the extent to which these changes can be statistically accounted for by changes in certain characteristics of the graduate population. This analysis has been undertaken at both the sector level and the provider level.

OfS 2022.22
12 May 2022

Degrees of inflation?

Nick Holland, our Head of Provider Standards, explains why we're taking action to ensure the credibility and reliability of higher education awards

Universities must not allow a ‘decade of grade inflation to be baked into the system’

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