Statistics & Reporting

From this page you can access the various statistical reports and questionnaires that are currently compiled by the sections of the Academic Administration Division. A short description is available for each report, along with a link to the data itself, or contact details for how to obtain the information. Reports followed by (ox) indicate that the report is available to University staff only.

Admissions

Undergraduate

Admissions Statistics

Published annually in January, with an update in March. Provides analyses of admissions in the current academic year. Visit the Admissions Statistics website.

Applications Reporting (ox)

Interactive Tableau Reports aimed at Divisions, Departments and Colleges. A range of statistics based on the undergraduate application stage in October, published each November. For more details contact sdma@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Offers Reporting (ox)

Interactive Tableau Reports aimed at Divisions, Departments and Colleges. A range of statistics based on the undergraduate offer stage in January, published each February. For more details contact sdma@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Acceptance and A-level Reporting (ox)

Interactive Tableau Reports aimed at Divisions, Departments and Colleges. A range of statistics, including A-level performance, based on the undergraduate confirmation stage in August, published provisionally in September and finally in October. For more details contact sdma@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Postgraduate

Published Graduate Admissions Statistics (2005-06 to 2013-14)

Published annually in October in PDF format, these cover a brief overview of admissions data for the previous academic year. Visit the Graduate Admissions Statistics section of the University website.

Long term application trends (2005-06 to 2015-16) (ox)

Application, offer and acceptance data available from 2005-06 entry through to 2015-16 entry. Data available by division, department and programme and can be split by gender, ethnicity and fee status. Data is available through Tableau. Please contact Michael.Eeley@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Weekly application data (2016-17 entry) (ox)

Current volume and status of applications compared with the previous year of entry. Reports include student intake target data and can be filtered by full/part-time, term start, division, UAB and programme. Outstanding UAB and College decisions are also listed and summarised. Data is available through Tableau. Please contact Michael.Eeley@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Applicant and offer-holder surveys (2010-2013 entry) (ox)

Graduate applicants are asked a range of questions, such as why they initially considered Oxford for Graduate study, how satisfied were they with staff contact, what information sources were useful and a variety of other questions. Offer-holders are asked additional questions in a follow up survey. Data is available through Tableau. Please contact Michael.Eeley@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Offer-holder withdrawal survey (2010-2014 entry) (ox)

Offer-holders who do not take up their place at Oxford are asked a short series of questions. These questions cover why they did not accept a place at Oxford, and whether they have taken up a place elsewhere. Data is available through Tableau. Please contact Michael.Eeley@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Funding Data (2007-2013 entry) (ox)

Based on student data for entrants to the year in question, this report provides an overview of how students are funding their studies along with main funding sources and the overall ‘funding gap’ between the cost of study and the amount fully funded by scholarships. Available by division, department and programme. Data is available through Tableau. Please contact Michael.Eeley@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Ad-hoc data

For any other graduate admissions data not covered above, please contact Michael.Eeley@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Students on course

Undergraduate

Exam results by gender (ox)

Gender-based analysis of undergraduate student examination results at both First and Second Public Examination. View statistics in WebLearn  

Postgraduate

Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) return (ox)

A periodic exercise conducted nationally to assess the quality of UK research and to inform the selective distribution of public funds for research by the four UK higher education funding bodies. As part of the exercise, the University reports on the number of research degrees awarded during the assessment period (2008/2009 – 2012/2013 for REF2014). Contact pras@admin.ox.ac.uk  

All Students

Student Statistics

The student statistics provide a yearly overview of the composition of the student body, based on the census date of 1st December and include number of students, fee status, college, domicile, nationality, disability, ethnicity. Visit: Student Statistics.

Annual Programme Statistics (ox)

The Annual Programme Statistics cover undergraduate and postgraduate (taught and research) students and provide an overview of outcomes and degree classifications, or progression and submission rates for postgraduate research, based on the census date of 1st December. The statistics cover students who started in the 2003/4 academic year or later, and display trends over time. Each report analyses the data by Division, Department, cohort, sex, disability and ethnicity. Further analyses use metrics appropriate to the type of student, such as fee status or school type. The reports are published during December each year. The reports may be viewed on Tableau with further resources, including the underlying datasets, available on WebLearn.

Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) (ox)

The HESA student return and the Aggregate Offshore Record are statutory returns containing individualised data of the student population within the University. They are submitted in October each year, and represent the student population of the preceding academic year. The data returned is used extensively by various stakeholders to inform league tables, performance indicators and publications (including UNISTATS). The HESA ITT return is an in-year statutory return submitted in October each year containing individualised data for students on a course of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The HESA KIS (Key Information Sets) is a statutory return containing data on all undergraduate courses. It is submitted in August each year and is used to inform the UNISTATS publication. Contact sdma@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Dataviews (ox)

The Dataviews ensure graduate application, on-course individual student, programme, fee and assessment information is available to staff across the collegiate University. The Dataviews provide a snapshot of SITS:Vision data in a format that is easy to interpret, download and manipulate. Access Dataviews using eVision.

Equality reporting

Annual reports on equality-related activity and monitoring in relation to both staff and students, published in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. View Equality reporting - Annual reports.

Resource allocation (student load exercise) (ox)

Provides data on the current apportionment of teaching for programmes of study to Divisions/Departments for checking and confirmation. Contact pras@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Resource allocation (student numbers) (ox)

Provides data on student numbers used to inform resource allocation to Divisions/Departments for information/verification. Contact pras@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Student number planning model (ox)

Data on the student population at 1 December with modelling to forecast changes in student numbers based on Departments'/Divisions' planned intakes. Contact pras@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Higher Education Students Early Statistics (HESES) return (ox)

Reports data on all students studying for an award at the University as at 1 December (standard year courses) and 1 August (non-standard year courses). Contact pras@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Higher Education Information Database for Institutions (HEIDI)

Oxford University subscribes to HEIDI, an online database containing data about UK higher education. It contains a large quantity of institution-level data, which can be presented in reports and charts. Visit PRAS website.

Student Barometer

The Barometer surveys full-time and part-time undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students, although final year undergraduates are excluded as they are surveyed in the National Student Survey (NSS). The survey covers the whole student experience including application, teaching and pastoral support, and contains questions specific to both colleges and departments. The responses can be split by course, department, college and level of study. It is a key tool by which the University and colleges receive feedback on the student experience. Data from 2010 onwards is available to view in Tableau, while pre-2010 data is available from the Student Surveys WebLearn page.

Outcome and Destination

Undergraduate

Norrington table

The Norrington score, developed by Sir Arthur Norrington, former President of Trinity, in the 1960s, provides a way of measuring the performance of students at each college in finals. See the Norrington table.

Final honours school statistics

Tables summarising Final Honour School (i.e. first degree) results are published annually, usually in late Michaelmas term, and provide a breakdown of the results of the degree examinations held at the end of the preceding academic year. View Gazette website.

All Students

Student Destinations

The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DHLE) report, hosted by the Careers Service, tracks Oxford undergraduates’ and postgraduates’ careers 6 months after they left the university. The report explores sectors, roles and salaries of new employment, as well as study types if the student decided to extend his/her academic career. Interesting break downs of the results by division, department, programme studied and by sex are also possible. The report can be viewed on Tableau.