The performance indicators in higher education, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), include an indicator of projected non-completion. The proportion of UK-domiciled entrants to full-time first degree courses at English higher education institutions, who were projected to neither obtain an award nor transfer to another institution, was 13.8 per cent. in 2004/05. This is the latest available figure and is the lowest value this indicator has taken since the performance indicators were introduced.
The 2005/06 figure will become available in 2008.
According to figures published by the OECD, the overall completion rate for Type A (first degree equivalent) courses in UK universities and colleges of higher education is amongst the highest in the OECD countries.