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Attainment gap between white and Black students still ‘large’


OfS says gap is narrowing but remains significant

White students in England are still more likely to gain a 2:1 or a first in their degree than students from other ethnic groups, but the attainment gap has fallen over the past five years, Office for Students statistics show.

According to the regulator’s latest access and participation data dashboard, 86.8 per cent of white graduates received at least a 2:1 in 2020-21, compared with 84.2 per cent of students identifying as mixed race, 81.0 per cent of Asian students, and 69.3 per cent of Black students.

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