Continuation and success rates in HE

The continuation rate for undergraduate disabled students is 90.3%, compared with 91.5% for non-disabled students (Advance HE).

Full-time undergraduate students with cognitive or learning difficulties had higher continuation rates (91.4%) than non-disabled students (90.3%) in 2016. Students with a mental health condition had the lowest (86.8%).  

The degree attainment rate for disabled students is 2.8% lower than non-disabled students. 

The progression onto a highly skilled job or further study for disabled students is 1.8% lower than non-disabled students. 

61.8% of full-time undergraduates with a social or communication impairment had progressed into highly skilled work or postgraduate study after six months in 2016-17, compared with 73% of their non-disabled peers.