White public-school students ‘less likely to go to university’

July 24, 2013

New research in the UK shows that more Asian and black public school graduates are going on to higher education than are white students. 66% of Asian students and 61% of black students from UK public schools went on to higher education compared with 46% of white students who gained a place at university. The stats came on the same day as figures from a UK application service that show that white 18-year-olds have had the lowest application rate for university courses since 2009. In addition, the government data revealed that white students were also less likely to go on to a “top-third” university - based on A-level scores of entrants in 2010-11 - than other ethnic groups. Times Higher Education