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Increase in Drop-Outs at Both York Universities

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Data published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency for 150 universities and colleges was used to analyse university drop-outs in the five year period from academic year 2011/2012. Drop-outs were classified as full-time undergraduate students who no longer remained in higher education the year after they had begun their course. It should be noted that data was only available to academic year 2016/2017.

Nationally, there has been an increase in drop-outs for approximately two thirds of universities and colleges. Drop-outs at the University of York and York St John University were 0.9% and 2.5% respectively.

A representative from York St John University, said: "Student retention rates at York St John University have been stable since 2016/17, despite this being a period of significant growth in our student numbers. Our students report a positive university experience, high levels of support and enjoy strong employment outcomes. We want all our students to have a rewarding and successful time here and continue to work with them to achieve this."