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

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

86% 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.