Out of the total number, 229 got pregnant in the 2014/2015 academic year while 185 girls were impregnated in 2015/2016 academic year.
In 2015/2016 academic year, only 50 of these pregnant pupils took part in the Basic Education Certificate Examination.
“‘Sugar baby’ sounds a lot better than ‘prostitute’ or ‘escort’,” the authors added.
“What if we had asked people whether they were willing to become prostitutes for a free education? We think so.” A growing number of young people are believed to have at least considered becoming a sugar baby - defined as someone who offers their company to a well-off, often older, man or woman, who in turn takes care of them financially.
”, 75 per cent said they would have at least given up some of their time to a sugar daddy figure.
University project researchers Dr Julia Shaw and Gemma Daglish said respondents were willing to go “way further” than they had expected.
The findings take their place in the debate over the rising cost of living for UK students.
Analysing the findings, they said: “What does it mean?