29th Oct 2015
Black and ethnic minority students at the University of Oxford
White applicants to the University of Oxford from the UK are twice as likely to be accepted as black applicants.
Higher education: a white, middle-class affair?
74% of UK students who began their first UK university degree in 2016/17 were white, but white students are the least likely ethnic group to enter higher education.
Where do UK applicants to Oxford University come from?
Oxford University students are most likely to be from Greater London.
Student ‘debts’ aren’t really debts
Politicians were accused of misrepresenting students’ finance options - so how does it work?
Tuition fees and access to higher education
How have rising tuition fees affected the number of people going to university, and has it put off those from disadvantaged backgrounds?
About 17% of students are forecast to fully pay back their loans
About 83% of graduates will probably see some of their debt written off.
Spending for adult skills fell by 40% between 2010 and 2015
This funding pays for “further education” such as classroom and workplace learning for people aged 19 and over.
Social mobility and universities
We looked at the proportion of private school pupils going to Oxford and getting top jobs and the proportion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds going to university.
Has the number of people starting apprenticeships fallen?
Yes. Apprenticeship starts in May to July this year were 59% lower than in the same period last year.
Who's right on disadvantaged young people at university?
Most recent data suggests disadvantaged students may be beginning to lose ground in higher education - but it's too soon to read too much into it.