Examining the progression of students is imperative for delivering an evidence base on the challenges and barriers to progression. Enriching understanding of the challenges and barriers faced informs strategic dialogue with higher education institutions, and moreover, informs decisions to improve the student experience. In the below analyses, a student is classified as having progressed if they are present in the following academic year in the same institute.


The most recent publications and reports can be found below: 

  • View the latest Progression rates here

  • An Analysis of Non-Progression Rates in Irish Higher Education Institutes (New Entrants 2017-18 to 2019-20)

    Published: April 2022

    This report examines progression in Irish Higher Education Institutions and follows on from previous PDF reports on progression in Higher Education. The purpose of this report is to identify the overall rate of non-progression of students from their first year into the following academic year and more particularly, to enable identification of particular cohorts of students with a high risk of non-progression.

    View report here

Any reports published more than 3 years ago can be found at the below link.


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