Academic Year 2014/15 - Student statistics - University of Derby

Student statistics - 2014/15

All figures on this page are from the 2014/15 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

  • 15,935 Higher Education students based in the UK
  • 8,380 Higher Education students based at overseas franchised institutions
  • 4,775 Further Education students
  • 16:1 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 9,905 3,250 13,155
Postgraduate (taught) 795 1,795 2,585
Postgraduate (research) 60 130 195
Total 10,760 5,175 15,935

Student demographics


Age rangePercentage of students
Under 21 38%
21-24 23%
25-29 11%
30 and over 28%


GenderPercentage of students
Female 56%
Male 44%


AreaPercentage of students
East Midlands 46%
Rest of England 44%
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 82%
Asian or Asian British 7%
Black or Black British 7%
Mixed ethnicity 4%

*Percentages exclude students whose ethnicity is not reported

Student satisfaction

88% of Derby's students said they were satisfied or highly satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2015).

Destinations of Leavers

96.9% of Derby's graduates from full-time first degree courses in the 2013/14 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.