Ministers confirm numbers cap plan for ‘rip-off’ degree courses

From Times Higher Education: “According to the OfS’ annual report, the most recent figures showed that 5.2 per cent of all providers were below baseline on continuation, 6.7 per cent below baseline on completion, and 1.6 per cent below baseline on employment progression, although that was up from 0.7 per cent two years earlier. While the bulk of courses at highly selective universities are unlikely to be affected – although this is not universally the case according to THE analysis – there are concerns that the clampdown will unfairly punish institutions that recruit high proportions of students from working-class or ethnic minority backgrounds.”

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