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Universities: Student Wastage

Question for Department for Education

UIN 198712, tabled on 11 September 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what percentage of students who started their university course (a) under and (b) over 25 years of age did not complete their university course in each of the last five years.

Answered on

19 September 2023

The Office for Students (OfS) ‘student characteristics: outcomes data dashboard’ shows data broken down by student characteristics across all OfS-registered English Higher Education providers. A link to the dashboard can be found here:

Upon selecting the student characteristic ‘Age (detailed)’, the table shows the completion rate breakdown of full-time undergraduate entrants from the 2010/11 to 2017/18 academic years by age on entry.