Undergraduate drop-out rate falls to 7.4%
Jessica ShepherdThe number of students dropping out of university has fallen steeply, official figures show, possibly because young people are trying to protect themselves from a fiercely competitive job market.
The most recent statistics – from 2010-11 – show 7.4% of full-time undergraduates quit their degrees within a year of starting their courses. The previous year, the figure was 8.6%.
However, there is a wide discrepancy between universities. At the University of the West of Scotland, the drop-out rate was 23%, while at London Metropolitan it was 16.6%. At Cambridge, it was 1.3% and at Oxford and Exeter, it was 1.7%.
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"Undergraduate drop-out rate falls to 7.4%", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2013. Consulté le 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/undergraduate-drop-out-rate-falls-to-7-4-