Provider-level statistics on widening participation of under-represented groups in higher education for the 2019 to 2020 academic year.


Higher education performance indicators UK: widening participation 2019 to 2020


This release relates to the number of people from underrepresented groups participating in higher education (widening participation). It covers higher education entry in the 2019 to 2020 academic year.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) publishes performance indicators for higher education in 3 instalments each year. Further instalments are expected later in the year, covering:

  • non-continuation by undergraduate entrants (students who do not progress to the second year of their courses), and
  • employment of leavers.

Earlier widening participation publications are available on the HESA website.

Published 11 February 2021