Oxford University today publishes its annual undergraduate admissions report, revealing steady progress in attracting students from a range of under-represented backgrounds. Detailed figures are given for undergraduate entry over the past five years, broken down by region, race, socio-economic background, gender and disability. There are also figures for every Oxford College and academic department, aggregated over the last three years.
Key figures from the report include:
- Applying to Oxford is more competitive than ever, with 21,515 students chasing 3,309 places
- The proportion of state school admissions rose to a record 60.5%
- The proportion of successful Black and Minority Ethnic students was also the highest-ever, at 18.3%. Black students rose from 1.9% to 2.6% of all students admitted.
- The proportion from areas of low progression to higher education rose to 13.1%
- The proportion of students declaring a disability rose to 9.2% - up from 6% five years ago
- For the second year running, women outnumbered men, at 51.2% of the intake
The figures for the same categories at Lincoln are as follows:
- The proportion of state school admissions has risen from 57.2% in 2015-17 to 57.9% in 2016-2018
- The proportion of successful Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) candidates has dropped from 18.9% of UK students in 2015-17 to 17.1% in 2016-18, but the proportion of black students admitted has risen from 2.6% to 3.2%.
- The proportion of UK students from socio-economically disadvantaged areas rose from 6.9% in 2015-17 to 8.5% in 2016-18.
- The proportion of UK students from areas of low progression to higher education has remained the same, at 10.4%.
- The proportion of UK students admitted in 2018 who declared a disability was 14.2%
- The proportion of women admitted during 2016-18 stands at 50.9%.
The College hopes that you will take the opportunity to read the full report here.