22/09/2011 11:10 BST | Updated 22/11/2011 05:12 GMT

Record Numbers Of Students Awarded First-class Degrees - Telegraph

A record 47,000 students – one in seven – graduated from university with a top degree last year compared with less than 35,000 in 2006, it was revealed.

At the same time, students were less likely to finish courses with a third-class or unclassified degree.