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Higher Education: Admissions

Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 220852, tabled on 14 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of successful applications to UK universities were made by British people from BME communities in each year since 2010.

Answered on

19 January 2015

The latest available figures are shown in the table. The figures for 2014 entry will be published by UCAS on January 21st.

Accepted applicants from the UK to full-time undergraduate courses in the UK, by ethnic group

Year of entry

2010

2011

2012

2013

Numbers

%

Numbers

%

Numbers

%

Numbers

%

Total

424,634

100.0

431,235

100.0

407,391

100.0

434,690

100.0

of which:

White

331,491

78.1

333,198

77.3

308,545

75.7

328,625

75.6

Black

27,162

6.4

29,688

6.9

30,794

7.6

32,485

7.5

Asian

40,737

9.6

43,211

10.0

42,561

10.4

45,665

10.5

Mixed

14,185

3.3

15,494

3.6

14,821

3.6

16,255

3.7

Other

4,419

1.0

4,709

1.1

5,901

1.4

6,195

1.4

Unknown

6,640

1.6

4,935

1.1

4,769

1.2

5,460

1.3

Source: UCAS

Answered by

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
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