Latest stats reflect Leicester's 'elite without being elitist' credentials

Posted by pt91 at Mar 31, 2011 12:10 PM |
The Higher Education Statistics Agency has today released figures showing that Leicester is the most socially inclusive of Britain’s top-15 leading universities.

The University has exceeded its benchmarks for attracting entrants from state schools (for the sixth year running), and admitting students from lower socio-economic backgrounds, according to HESA’s figures.

This means that Leicester is continuing to appeal to, and take on, students that have not traditionally gone to University. We’re proud to say that our claim of being ‘elite without being elitist’ isn’t just a tagline – we really are making sure that higher education is open to everyone.

Last academic year 88.8 per cent of Leicester’s undergraduate intake was from state schools or colleges, exceeding our benchmark by 5.7 percentage points. Over a quarter (25.4 per cent) of entrants were from lower socio-economic groups, exceeding our benchmark by 1.7 percentage points.

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