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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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Time series and two-way splits

The interactive graphs below show data about full-time, first degree, UK domiciled entrants to HEFCE-funded HEIs from 2008-09 to 2014-15

Please note that all numbers are rounded to the nearest five and categories with fewer than 23 entrants have been suppressed.


About the charts

These charts show rates for full-time first degree UK-domiciled entrants to higher education institutions (HEIs) in England who are no longer in HE, split by student and course characteristics between 2008-09 and 2014-15. The charts focus on the outcome of students one year after entry, and use the same methodology as outlined in the UK performance indicators publication.

The charts show data for:

  • non-continuation rates - the proportion of students starting a first degree but leaving higher education during or after their first year
  • continuation rates - the proportion of students who complete their degree courses
  • transfer rates - the proportion of students who leave their first degree course during the first year and start a different degree course.

The rates are broken down by different characteristics:

  • age
  • subject studied
  • sex
  • ethnicity
  • disability
  • young participation rate
  • qualification on entry
  • term time accomodation.

The first graph shows the percentages of entrants either transferring or no longer in HE at the end of their first year split by chosen characteristic selected in the drop-down box.

The second chart allows the user to use the drop-down box to select a second characteristic to break the data down by for the 2014-15 entrants.

Contact us

If you have any problems with the graphs or any feedback, please contact Rebecca Finlayson, email

Page last updated 7 November 2017