Transparency return 2019

The information published on these pages shows:

  • the number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants
  • the number of offers we have made in relation to those applications
  • the number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us
  • the number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • the gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • their ethnicity
  • their socio-economic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

Table 1a: Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants

Mode of Study Characteristic Characteristic split Number of applications Percentage of applications that received an offer Percentage of applications that  accepted an offer  Percentage of applications that led to a registration
Full Time Ethnicity BAME 2,110 87.5% 18.5% 16.9%
Full Time Ethnicity White 9,350 89.1% 28.7% 26.7%
Full Time EIMD quintile 1 and 2 4,190 87.5% 26.3% 24.3%
Full Time EIMD quintile 3 to 5 6,600 89.5% 27.6% 25.7%
Full Time Gender Female 7,900 87.6% 29.1% 27.0%
Full Time Gender Male 3,680 90.5% 22.0% 20.3%
Full Time Gender Other N N N N
Part Time Ethnicity BAME 30 80% 55% 50%
Part Time Ethnicity White 270 80% 70% 60%
Part Time EIMD quintile 1 and 2 90 82% 69% 62%
Part Time EIMD quintile 3 to 5 190 83% 68% 58%
Part Time Gender Female 270 80% 65% 55%
Part Time Gender Male 40 90% 80% 65%
Part Time Gender Other N N N N
Apprenticeships Ethnicity BAME N N N N
Apprenticeships Ethnicity White 60 95% 93% 93%
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 1 and 2 30 85% 85% 85%
Apprenticeships EIMD quintile 3 to 5 30 DP 90% 90%
Apprenticeships Gender Female 50 90% 90% 90%
Apprenticeships Gender Male N N N N
Apprenticeships Gender Other N N N N

Table 2a: Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2017-18 qualifiers

Characteristic Characteristic split Percentage
Ethnicity BAME 58%
Ethnicity White 69%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 62%
EIMD quintile 3 to 5 70%
Gender Female 70%
Gender Male 63%
Gender Other N

Rounding and suppression

The data contained in the above tables have been rounded and suppressed as follows:

  • Numerators and denominators have been rounded to the nearest 10. Where the numerator or denominator rounds to 20 or less, the data will be suppressed with an "N".
  • Percentages will be rounded according to the smallest, unsuppressed denominator with a given mode and characteristic. If the denominator rounds to:
    • 50 or less: percentages are rounded to 5%
    • 1000 or less: percentages are rounded to 1%
    • More than 1000: percentages are rounded to 0.1%
  • "N/A" is displayed where there is no provision in a given mode or level
  • "DP" indicates suppression for data protection reasons. This is applied where the numerator is two or less, or differs from the denominator by no more than two students.


University of Worcester Transparency Return 2019 (Excel)