University application rates from disadvantaged areas: my ‘grounds for cautious optimism’ graph UPDATED

by Stephen Tall on July 24, 2013

Six months ago I published a graph showing an important trend: the narrowing gap in university application rates between 18 year-olds from the most disadvantaged areas and the most advantaged areas.

In the light of UCAS’s latest figures it’s time to update it. The good news is that the trend shows the same outcome — a greater proportion of young people from disadvantaged areas are applying to university than ever before:

university disdvantaged application rates 2013 fc 2011