Thursday, 2 June 2011

US and UK comparisons

There are apparently only five US institutions which recruit substantial numbers of low-income students, charge them fees in proportion to their wealth, and have graduation rates over 50%. In the most recent HESA data, just one UK institution (UHI) had a graduation rate below 50% (Birkbeck's value in the data is misleading because of data anomalies). Thanks to the wisdom of our Government all our (FTUG) students pay income-contingent fees, and fully half of us are average or above-average in our proportion of low-income students.

Food for thought.

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