Black and Asian sixth-formers are far more likely to go to uni than their white peers

They also get more places at better unis

Non-white school leavers have better chances than their white peers of going to uni, say government figures.

A massive 64 per cent of Asian and 62 per cent of black sixth-formers who go through state schools then go on to uni — compared to just 45 per cent of whites.

Genius Asians are also the most likely to study at high-flying unis as 12 per cent of them go to a Russell Group, as do 11 per cent of white and six per cent of black students.

Trevor Phillips

Trevor Phillips

These stats were pulled up by ex-chairman for the Commission for Racial Equality Trevor Phillips to highlight tensions about diversity and multiculturalism in Britain.

The 2012-’13 data also shows the percentage of state schoolers who went on to uni dropped from 53 per cent to 48 per cent in the first year after tuition fees rocketed to £9000.

But 60 per cent of private schoolkids still became students — and 46 per cent of them started at unis ranked in the top third.

Schools Minister David Laws argued the info was “hugely satisfying”.

The Lib Dem said: “Today’s data show many examples of schools – including those in the most deprived parts of the country – which are ensuring their pupils are moving on to meaningful destinations.

“The figures are hugely satisfying, with thousands more pupils going on to further education, training or employment – showing the significant progress this coalition government has made in building a fairer society.

“At the same time there are some schools which could be doing more to make sure all their pupils can get on in life, and today’s data will be extremely valuable in helping hold those school leaders to account.”