These statistical releases describe applicants and applications from the 2015 UCAS cycle at the 30 June deadline. The 30 June deadline is the final chance for applicants to submit a selection of university and college choices through the main scheme. Applications received after this date go into Clearing.
The release is in the same format as the January and March deadlines for the 2015 cycle - seven reports covering different characteristics of applicants (including domicile, age, sex) and provision type (including country of provider and subject). As in previous cycles, the primary set of statistics covers all applications in the UCAS Undergraduate scheme.
For this cycle we introduced a parallel set of context statistics that exclude, from all cycles, applications to teacher training courses (detailed subject group X1) at providers in Scotland. This is because a large set of teacher training courses in Scotland are being recruited through the UCAS Undergraduate scheme for the first time in 2015, having previously been recruited through UCAS Teacher Training.
The primary set of statistics describes the full set of applications in the UCAS scheme. The context set of statistics gives a better ‘like for like’ comparison of 2015 to earlier cycles, particularly when looking at applicants from Scotland, providers in Scotland, or the Education subject group.
The headline figures are:
- Total applicants overall: 673,040 (+2% on 2014)
- Total ‘context’ applicants (excluding those to teacher training courses at Scottish providers) 668,460 (+1% on 2014)
The primary set of statistics are in this set of reports:
The context set of statistics, with exactly the same format, are in this set of reports: