HC Deb 26 February 2001 vol 363 c385W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many 18 to 25-year-olds left university without finishing their courses in the last three years. [150651]

Mr. Wicks

The latest "Performance Indicators in Higher Education", published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, give an overall non-completion rate for students starting full-time first degree courses in the UK in 1997–98 of 17 per cent., a figure which has stayed roughly constant since 1991–92. It is not possible to disaggregate the relevant data by age.

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