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University drop-out rate

This table shows the percentage of students not continuing their courses at UK universities in 2006-07 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 8.6    
Total England 8.3    
Anglia Ruskin 11.4 12.7  
Aston 4.8 6.6  
Bath Spa 6.3 12.2 +
Bath 3.3 4.7  
Bedfordshire 12.6 12.4  
Birmingham City 12.3 10.9  
Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies 6.8 11.4 +
Birmingham 5.1 4.9  
Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln 4.3 8.1  
Bolton 21.7 13.8 -
Arts Institute at Bournemouth 6.7 9.6  
Bournemouth University 7.3 9.6  
Bradford 11.2 10.4  
Brighton 8.1 9.1  
Bristol 3.5 3.6  
Brunel University 8.5 9.3  
Buckinghamshire New University 10.2 12.4  
Buckingham 5.4 13.2  
Cambridge 1.2 4.5 +
Canterbury Christ Church University 10.3 10.2  
Central Lancashire 14.1 11.5  
Central School of Speech and Drama 2.7 8.2 +
Chester 10.7 9.4  
Chichester 5.4 9.9 +
City University 11.3 9.7  
Conservatoire for Dance and Drama 7.7 9.7  
Courtauld Institute of Art 6.8 3.7  
Coventry 10.9 10.6  
University College for Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone, Rochester 9.6 10.4  
Cumbria Institute of the Arts 8.0 9.8  
Dartington College of Arts 8.1 9.6  
De Montfort 9.6 10.0  
Derby 12.8 13.8  
Durham 2.6 4.3  
East Anglia 7.4 6.1  
East London 12.8 13.9  
Edge Hill 13.0 10.4  
Essex 7.6 8.0  
Exeter 3.5 5.2  
University College Falmouth 7.5 10.3  
Gloucestershire 7.4 9.8  
Goldsmiths College 9.2 8.9  
Greenwich 7.4 12.3 +
Harper Adams University College 8.6 9.6  
Hertfordshire 8.6 10.5  
Huddersfield 10.8 10.9  
Hull 6.4 8.7  
Imperial College London 2.8 3.0  
Keele 6.2 7.1  
Kent 6.8 8.4  
King's College London 5.1 5.0  
Kingston 9.3 10.6  
Lancaster 4.7 5.5  
Leeds College of Music 5.2 7.6  
Leeds Metropolitan 8.7 10.7  
Leeds 5.7 5.0  
Leeds Trinity and All Saints 10.8 9.6  
Leicester 6.1 5.6  
Lincoln 8.1 9.5  
Liverpool Hope 12.1 10.7  
Liverpool John Moores 11.3 9.0  
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 2.5 9.5 +
Liverpool 4.8 5.6  
University of the Arts, London 8.0 8.9  
London (Institutes and activities) 12.5 5.0  
London Metropolitan 13.7 13.2  
London South Bank 12.8 14.0  
London School of Economics and Political Science 4.9 3.2  
Loughborough 4.2 6.4  
Manchester Metropolitan 11.1 10.0  
Manchester 4.7 4.7  
Middlesex 13.0 12.4  
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 3.9 4.7  
Newman College of Higher Education 10.9 10.7  
Northampton 12.1 11.1  
Northumbria at Newcastle 8.8 9.5  
Norwich School of Art and Design 5.5 10.0 +
Nottingham 4.1 4.2  
Nottingham Trent 6.7 8.4  
Oxford Brookes 9.2 8.6  
Oxford 1.2 2.7  
University College Plymouth St Mark and St John 10.1 10.8  
Plymouth 7.8 10.1  
Portsmouth 6.9 9.0  
Queen Mary and Westfield College 9.0 6.7  
Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication 6.6 10.7  
Reading 4.9 6.1  
Roehampton 13.1 10.1  
Rose Bruford College 8.2 9.3  
Royal Academy of Music 0.0 6.1  
Royal Agricultural College 3.6 8.8  
Royal College of Music 3.0 8.3  
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College 5.1 5.6  
Royal Northern College of Music 0.9 8.2 +
Royal Veterinary College 5.2 2.4  
St George's Hospital Medical School 1.1 4.7 +
St Martin's College 11.8 9.6  
St Mary's University College, Twickenham 8.0 9.9  
Salford 13.6 10.8  
School of Oriental and African Studies 8.3 6.9  
School of Pharmacy 2.5 5.5  
Sheffield Hallam 7.5 9.4  
Sheffield 3.6 4.8  
Southampton Solent 12.6 11.4  
Southampton 3.7 5.5  
Staffordshire 12.8 11.1  
Sunderland 15.6 11.2 -
Surrey 6.6 7.7  
Sussex 7.5 6.3  
Teesside 11.4 11.6  
Thames Valley 14.6 13.8  
Trinity Laban 5.3 9.3  
University College London 3.5 4.6  
Warwick 3.6 3.7  
West of England, Bristol 9.4 9.7  
Westminster 12.7 11.4  
Winchester 8.9 9.3  
Wolverhampton 14.5 11.7  
Worcester 9.5 10.7  
Writtle College 16.7 13.2  
York St John 8.7 8.7  
York 4.0 4.0  
       
Total Wales 9.5    
Aberystwyth 6.1 7.6  
Bangor 7.6 8.8  
Cardiff 5.1 6.0  
Wales Institute, Cardiff 11.9 10.0  
Glamorgan 17.5 12.9 -
Wales, Lampeter 9.3 12.9  
North-East Wales Institute of Higher Education 15.6 12.8  
Wales, Newport 11.9 11.6  
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 6.6 8.1  
Swansea Institute of Higher Education 13.6 11.8  
Swansea 6.5 8.0  
Trinity College, Carmarthen 10.5 9.5  
       
Total Scotland 10.1    
Aberdeen 10.4 7.3 -
Abertay Dundee 7.9 11.4 +
Bell College 24.4 12.9 -
Dundee 10.3 7.6  
Edinburgh College of Art 4.7 10.7 +
Edinburgh 4.6 4.4  
Glasgow Caledonian 12.7 11.3  
Glasgow School of Art 1.9 6.4 +
Glasgow 7.4 5.5  
Heriot-Watt 9.4 8.1  
Napier 17.9 12.1 -
Paisley 17.1 11.7 -
Queen Margaret , Edinburgh 14.3 10.2 -
Robert Gordon 9.4 8.7  
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama 7.2 9.6  
St Andrews 2.0 3.7  
Stirling 6.6 7.4  
Strathclyde 11.2 6.8 -
UHI Millennium Institute 24.0 16.5 -
       
Total Northern Ireland 11.3    
Queen's University of Belfast 7.5 6.8  
St Mary's University College 5.2 7.0  
Stranmillis University College 2.2 7.0 +
Ulster 15.2 10.0 -



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