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Higher education in facts and figures 2019

Report
24 October 2019

A snapshot of statistics relating to universities’ research activity, student employability, and information on international students from the 2017–18 academic year.

Highlights include:

                        • In 2018, the UK 18-year-old entry rate to university was at a record level.

                        • In 2018, median graduate salaries were £10,000 higher in England than non-graduate salaries.

                        • In 2017−18, overseas sources provided 17.7% (£1.5 billion) of research income.

                        • In 2017−18, more than half of total expenditure was spent directly on teaching and research activities.



See also: Higher education in facts and figures 2019 – data tables and sources (xls)



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