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Higher Education Student Numbers

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2007, Official Report, columns 2071-72W, on higher education student numbers, what percentage of applicants from (a) England and (b) the North East region went on to become undergraduate students at English universities in each of the last seven years. (128206)

The available information is taken from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and is given in the table. The majority of students applying for full-time undergraduate courses apply to UCAS, but a small number apply directly to institutions.

Applicants, acceptances and acceptance rates through UCAS to full-time higher education courses from England and the North East region, UK higher education institutions, year of entry 2000 to 2006

English domiciles

Of which: from the North East

Year of entry

Applicants

Acceptances

Acceptance rate (Percentage)

Applicants

Acceptances

Acceptance rate (Percentage)

2000

321,343

255,734

79.6

14,561

11,993

82.4

2001

330,856

270,699

81.8

15,101

12,650

83.8

2002

331,602

275,583

83.1

15,146

12,661

83.6

2003

337,593

276,930

82.0

15,841

12,984

82.0

2004

339,967

277,079

81.5

15,571

12,652

81.3

2005

368,801

301,798

81.8

16,360

13,500

82.5

2006

358,067

289,229

80.8

16,127

13,229

82.0

Source:

UCAS annual datasets.