Student statistics - 2012/13

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. Figures are rounded to the nearest 5.

Total number of students

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 said they were satisfied or highly satisfied with 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.