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White British pupils are least like to go to university according to research

White British pupils are on average the least likely ethnic group in the UK to go to university, a study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has revealed.

Young people from every other ethnic group, including those who tend to perform worse in school exams, such as black Caribbeans, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, are more likely to go on to further education.

After examining university entrance records and 2011 census findings, the IFS said that just under one in three (32.6%) of white British pupils go on to university. Indian and Chinese pupils are, on average, more than twice as likely to go to university as their white British counterparts, with 75.5% and 67.4% participation rates, respectively.

To find out how these differ by background click here.

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