Research: White British Pupils Least Likely to go to University

According to a new study, white British pupils are the least likely ethnic group in the United Kingdom to go to university.

Research that had been conducted by the Institute for Fiscal Studies revealed that young people from every other ethnic group including migrants from the Caribbean, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis are more likely to pursue further education.

The recently published numbers show how just under one in three of white British pupils will go on to university. Compare that to Indian and Chinese pupils who on average are more than twice as likely to go to university compared to their white British counterparts. More than 75% of Indian pupils and 67% of Chinese pupils will attend university, the study shows.

The study also found that those Chinese pupils from the lowest socio-economic group are more than 10% likely to go to university as compared to whites in the UK with a wealthy background.

Surprising to see is that those British pupils in the lowest socio-economic group are less likely to go to university as compared to pupils with other ethnic backgrounds.