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Higher education in facts and figures 2017

An overview of universities’ research activity, student employability, and information on international students and staff.​

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​Highlights include:​​​​​

                        • ​​​​​14% of undergraduates, 38% of postgraduates and 29% of academic staff are from outside of the UK
                        • University applications from 18-year-olds in areas of England with lower higher education participation rates have increased ​to record levels
                        • ​Employment rates and median salaries continue to be higher for graduates than for non-graduates
                        • In 2017, overall student satisfaction at UK higher education institutions was 84%
                        • Just under a quarter of total university income is from direct UK government sources
                        • 16% of research income came from sources outside of the UK


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