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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

News

Universities taking steps to tackle grade inflation

28 November 2018
UK universities and other higher education providers are planning a range of changes to the degree classification system to tackle perceptions of grade inflation and ensure public confidence in the results students receive and the value of a degree.

Unemployment rate for graduates at its lowest for 39 years

18 October 2018
UUK response to a report from Prospects on the graduate labour market.

Blog

You say stability, I say stagnation

11 January 2018
UUK's Eleanor Jubb looks at the latest data on the number of international students choosing to study in the UK.

Higher education in facts and figures 2017

Latest facts, figures and trends in higher education

26 October 2017
UUK's Daniel Wake looks at some of the latest trends from this year's higher education in facts and figures publication.