Data & analysis

Our analysis covers applications and admissions to full time higher education in the UK. 

Headline statistics

View applications and acceptances to higher education 2008-2013

Analysis reports

Our analysis reports investigate key topics such as the demand for higher education and outcomes at the end of the different application cycles.

UCAS end of cycle report 2014

2014 interim assessment of UCAS acceptances

UK application rates (2014 cycle, January deadline)

Analysis reports

Scheduled statistical releases

Statistical releases provide core numbers on applications or acceptances at scheduled points in the current application cycle.

Monthly and deadline applicant figures

Timetable of data and analysis

Daily Clearing analysis 2014

End of cycle figures

Scheduled releases

Data resources

We provide annual data files of applications and acceptances against specific characteristics, as well as other important data resources to download or request.

We publish more detailed reference data tables and files when the application cycle is complete. 

Annual reference tables

Annual data files

Data resources

Analysis notes

In our series of analysis notes, we take a look at topics such as applications by ethnic group and free school meal status, in the form of concise one page notes.

Analysis notes

News updates

19 December 2014
The number of students placed by UCAS in higher education has exceeded half a million for the first... more
7 November 2014
The Analysis and Research team at UCAS have tracked the impact of the 2012 tuition fees increase on... more
23 October 2014
Today UCAS publishes its first statistical release from the 2015 undergraduate cycle, for courses... more

UCAS Teacher Training (UTT)

View monthly statistical releases here.

UTT statistics




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Understanding our customers

In addition to our statistical analysis UCAS also uses market research methods to help us understand some of our customers.

Selected reports by our market research team are located below.

Market intelligence