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

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.