University Drop-out Rate – New Stats Reveal All

Did you ever hear the story about the girl who flunked all of her courses and was afraid to tell her parents, so she wrote them a letter detailing a hellish year at uni that involved a pregnancy, marriage, divorce and brain tumour…only to end the letter with ‘just joking but it looks like I’ll be repeating all my subjects.’

University Drop-out Rate – New Stats Reveal All

It’s likely that we all know of someone who has chosen to quit uni rather than repeat a dismal year. New stats by the Higher Education Statistics Agency reveal that you’re less likely to drop out if you’re at a Russell Group uni – Cambridge has the smallest dropout rate at just one per cent, closely followed by Oxford, Bristol and Durham. Check out the 20 universities highest drop-out rate:

  • London Met – 18 per cent
  • UCLan – 10 per cent
  • UWE – 8 per cent
  • John Moores – 8 per cent
  • Hull – 8 per cent
  • Strathclyde – 7 per cent
  • Plymouth – 7 per cent
  • Queen Mary – 7 per cent
  • Glasgow – 6 per cent
  • Northumbria – 6 per cent
  • Trent – Stirling
  • Lincoln – 5 per cent
  • LSE – 5 per cent
  • Lancaster – 5 per cent
  • Aberdeen – 5 per cent
  • Queen’s University Belfast – 5 per cent
  • UEA – 5 per cent
  • King’s College London – 5 per cent
  • Brookes – 5 per cent
  • Aston – 5 per cent

The national average is 6.5 per cent drop-out rate per uni.

For a more detailed list, check out “How many people drop out of your uni?” on Tab.co.uk.