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University dropout rate
This table shows the percentage of students not continuing their courses at UK universities in 2005-06 after one year on a full-time first degree.

Institutions are listed alphabetically by home nation.

The second figure is the "benchmark" rate set by the funding council - using a methodology contested by some.

The final column shows whether the actual percentage was above (+) or below (-) the benchmark by an amount statisticians regard as significant.

DROPOUT RATE

  Indicator % Benchmark % Sig.?
Total UK 7.2    
Total England 6.8    
Anglia Ruskin 9.4 9.9  
Aston 5.6 6.1  
Bath Spa 7.8 8.1  
Bath 2.7 3.6  
Bedfordshire (formerly Luton) 11.7 11.2  
Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies 9.3 10.2  
Birmingham 5.3 4.5  
Bishop Grosseteste College 5.0 5.7  
Bolton 18.0 11.8 -
Arts Institute at Bournemouth 5.5 9.2  
Bournemouth 8.6 8.0  
Bradford 7.9 8.6  
Brighton 6.1 7.7  
Bristol 2.2 3.1  
Brunel 5.2 7.5  
Buckinghamshire Chilterns College 8.1 10.2  
Cambridge - -  
Canterbury Christ Church 7.8 8.7  
Central England in Birmingham 8.0 9.5  
Central Lancashire 9.9 10.3  
Central School of Speech and Drama 5.3 7.6  
Chester 18.0 8.9 -
Chichester 6.1 8.7  
City 9.8 8.4  
Conservatoire for Dance and Drama 7.4 8.9  
Coventry 10.3 9.6  
Courtauld Institute of Art 7.5 3.3  
University College for the Creative Arts 8.2 8.4  
Cumbria Institute of the Arts 8.6 9.3  
Dartington College of Arts 9.4 8.5  
De Montfort 7.9 8.8  
Derby 9.8 11.4  
Durham 2.5 3.2  
East Anglia 2.8 5.2  
East London 12.6 12.2  
Edge Hill 8.8 9.1  
Essex 9.7 7.0  
Exeter 2.8 5.0  
University College Falmouth 5.4 7.7  
Gloucestershire 6.7 8.9  
Goldsmiths College 9.4 7.6  
Greenwich 7.8 10.4  
Harper Adams College 4.5 8.2  
Hertfordshire 8.0 9.5  
Huddersfield 9.2 9.0  
Hull 6.4 5.6  
Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine 4.7 3.1  
Keele 5.2 6.3  
Kent 6.0 7.1  
King's College London 3.2 4.2  
Kingston 6.9 9.4  
Lancaster 4.6 5.1  
Leeds Metropolitan 7.3 9.0  
Leeds 5.4 4.6  
Leicester 5.2 5.1  
Lincoln 7.8 8.6  
Liverpool Hope 13.6 10.2 -
Liverpool John Moores 11.3 9.1  
Liverpool 4.5 5.0  
University of the Arts, London 7.5 6.5  
London (Institutes and activities) 18.5 4.9  
London Metropolitan 11.5 10.8  
London South Bank 8.3 11.9 +
London School of Economics and Political Science 5.4 3.2  
Loughborough 3.8 6.1  
Manchester Metropolitan 11.3 9.2  
Manchester 3.8 4.5  
Middlesex 9.9 11.1  
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 3.5 4.5  
Newman College of Higher Education 6.8 9.3  
Northampton 12.2 9.4  
Northumbria at Newcastle 8.5 8.2  
Norwich School of Art and Design 5.4 9.8  
Nottingham Trent 6.2 7.5  
Nottingham 3.0 3.6  
Oxford Brookes 6.6 7.3  
Oxford 1.4 2.4  
Plymouth 6.4 10.1 +
Portsmouth 7.7 9.6  
Queen Mary and Westfield College 6.4 6.0  
Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication 7.6 9.2  
Reading 4.5 5.1  
Roehampton 11.9 9.0  
Rose Bruford College 9.2 8.6  
Royal Academy of Music 6.4 6.0  
Royal Agricultural College 6.7 7.7  
Royal College of Music 6.8 11.6  
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College 4.8 5.4  
Royal Northern College of Music 4.8 11.6  
Royal Veterinary College 1.6 2.7  
St George's Hospital Medical School 1.0 3.6  
College of St Mark and St John 10.5 9.7  
St Martin's College 11.4 8.6  
St Mary's College 4.4 9.4 +
Salford 9.5 9.4  
School of Oriental and African Studies 7.0 5.4  
School of Pharmacy 1.6 4.8  
Sheffield Hallam 6.3 8.1  
Sheffield 2.7 4.0  
Southampton Solent 9.2 10.1  
Southampton 3.5 4.5  
Staffordshire 9.5 9.4  
Sunderland 13.0 9.7 -
Surrey 4.7 6.3  
Sussex 6.0 4.7  
Teesside 8.1 10.4  
Thames Valley 12.3 12.8  
Trinity and All Saints College 9.0 8.6  
Trinity Laban 6.6 11.5  
University College London 4.3 3.8  
Warwick 2.0 3.3  
West of England, Bristol 8.8 8.4  
Westminster 9.2 9.5  
Wimbledon School of Art 4.3 6.4  
Winchester 6.4 8.3  
Wolverhampton 11.6 10.4  
Worcester 10.6 9.6  
Writtle College 11.5 10.1  
York St John 8.2 8.0  
York 2.8 3.5  
       
Total Wales 8.2    
Wales, Aberystwyth 5.8 6.9  
Wales, Bangor 9.0 7.3  
Cardiff 4.4 4.8  
Wales Institute, Cardiff 10.7 8.8  
Glamorgan 16.3 12.9 -
Wales, Lampeter 5.4 9.1  
Wales, Newport 10.7 10.1  
NE Wales Inst of HE 14.4 11.8  
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 3.1 7.3  
Swansea Institute of Higher Education 14.3 10.7  
Wales, Swansea 6.1 7.3  
Trinity College, Carmarthen 9.3 8.6  
       
Total Scotland 9.0    
Aberdeen 8.0 6.6  
Abertay Dundee 14.7 15.2  
Bell College 25.7 12.1 -
Dundee 8.8 6.7  
Edinburgh College of Art 7.5 6.1  
Edinburgh 3.3 3.5  
Glasgow Caledonian 12.5 9.4 -
Glasgow School of Art 4.0 6.0  
Glasgow 8.0 4.8 -
Heriot-Watt 7.8 6.8  
Napier 15.0 10.0 -
Paisley 21.2 10.9 -
Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh 13.0 7.7 -
Robert Gordon 8.2 8.5  
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama 10.7 11.3  
St Andrews 1.7 3.3  
Stirling 2.4 6.7 +
Strathclyde 12.0 5.6 -
UHI Millennium Institute -    
       
Total Northern Ireland 10.1    
Queen's Belfast 6.0 6.0  
St Mary's College 5.1 7.6  
Stranmillis College 1.9 7.0 +
Ulster 14.4 9.7 -



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