Student statistics

All figures on this page are from the 2012/13 academic year. The data is obtained from HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) - see for more information. All figures are rounded to the nearest 5.

Total number of students

  • 16,290 Higher Education students based in the UK
  • 2,205 Higher Education students based at overseas franchised institutions
  • 5,035 Further Education students
  • 18:1 Student to staff ratio (UK Higher Education)

The following figures relate to the UK based Higher Education students only.

Student breakdown

Student populationFull-timePart-timeAll students
Undergraduate 9,545 3,300 13,595
Postgraduate (taught) 675 1,940 2,615
Postgraduate (research) 40 40 80
Total 10,595 5,310 16,290

Student demographics


Age rangePercentage of students
Under 21 37%
21-24 23%
25-29 11%
30 and over 29%


GenderPercentage of students
Female 56%
Male 44%


AreaPercentage of students
East Midlands 47%
Rest of England 42%
Wales 1%
Scotland 1%
Northern Ireland <1%
Other European Union 3%
Other overseas 5%


Student typePercentage of students
Students without a disability 89%
Students with a disability 11%


Ethnic groupPercentage of students*
White ethnicity 87%
Asian or Asian British 7%
Black or Black British 7%
Mixed ethnicity 3%

*Percentages exclude students whose ethnicity is not reported

Student Satisfaction

86% of Derby's students agreed that they were satisfied their course (National Student Survey 2013).

Destinations of Leavers

96.1% of Derby's graduates from full-time first degree courses in the 2011/12 academic year were employed or undertaking further study six months after graduation. This figure is obtained through the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.