Higher Education: Admissions:Written question - 220852

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Asked on: 14 January 2015
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Higher Education: Admissions
Commons
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.
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Answered by: Greg Clark
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

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