Ethnic Minorities and Higher Education: Why Are There Differential Rates of Entry?


There are significant differences in rates of entry into higher education between ethnic groups. This report, using official figures from UCCA and PCAS, is the first to submit the data to a rigorous multi-variate analysis to identify what accounts for the differences. It uncovers several significant ethnic differences on rates of admission, one of the most worrying of which is the significant 'under-admission' of Pakistanis and Black Caribbeans to the 'old' universities.