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Student statistics - 2015/16

All figures on this page are from the 2015/16 academic year. The data is obtained from HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) - see for more information. Figures are rounded to the nearest 5.

Total number of students

  • 16,300 Higher Education students based in the UK
  • 7,385 Higher Education students based at overseas franchised institutions
  • 4,960 Further Education students
  • 15:4 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 10,255 3,120 13,375
Postgraduate (taught) 810 1,860 2,675
Postgraduate (research) 105 145 250
Total 11,175 5,125 16,300

Student demographics


Age rangePercentage of students
Under 21 39%
21-24 23%
25-29 11%
30 and over 27%


GenderPercentage of students
Female 57%
Male 43%


AreaPercentage of students
East Midlands 45%
Rest of England 45%
Wales 1%
Scotland 1%
Northern Ireland 0%
Other European Union 4%
Other overseas 4%


Student typePercentage of students
Students without a disability 88%
Students with a disability 12%


Ethnic groupPercentage of students*
White ethnicity 81%
Asian or Asian British 7%
Black or Black British 7%
Mixed ethnicity 4%

*Percentages exclude students whose ethnicity is not reported

Student satisfaction

86% of Derby's students said they were satisfied or highly satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2016).

Destinations of Leavers

96.0% of Derby's graduates from full-time first degree courses in the 2014/15 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.