Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) from Universities: 2019/20: Scotland

Earnings information for UK-domiciled first-degree graduates from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Scotland.


During 2020 and 2021, the statistical release of LEO from Universities was paused due to resourcing demands resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, however data tables relating to Scottish data from the DfE’s Graduate Outcomes statistical release continued to be published. Since the previous release of this publication in June 2019, the following changes have been made:

  • Subjects are now grouped by the latest version of the Common Aggregation Hierarchy (CAH v1.3.4). This contains 35 subject groupings under the CAH 2 groupings, which is used in this release.
  • Median earnings by Disability are now published in more detail for all graduates, however sex breakdowns continue to be reported at a high-level disability breakdown due to small cohort sizes.
  • Ethnicity data has been included for the first time in this release, and similar to disability data has a detailed breakdown for all graduates, and a high-level ethnicity breakdown for the sex breakdown due to small cohort sizes.
  • Although changed in our subsequent releases of data tables, we now include Sex in this release rather than Gender, due to a historical change in the Higher Education Statistical Agency’s (HESA) variable on gender, and to maintain consistency with DfE’s statistical release which also uses Sex.



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