Large Drop in Women Applicants at UK Universities

Data from the Universities and College Admissions Service in Britain has found that overall applications for university admissions in the United Kingdom are down nearly 9 percent this year. The decline is thought to have come about due to a sharp increase in tuition and fees at British universities.

The statistics show that there was a 10.5 percent drop in the number of applications from women and a 7 percent decrease for men. There was a huge 30 percent drop in applications for education programs and a 27 percent reduction in applications in creative arts disciplines. Women make up a large segment of the total applicants in both education and creative arts majors. Applications for health-related fields, which includes nursing, are down 21 percent.

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