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Facts and figures

A selection of data about the institution.

Student Numbers

Total Student Numbers 2012-2016 


5 Yr

% Change

UG 13893 14730 15899 17131


PGT 2497 2304 2291 2353 2600 4%
PGR 1453 1420 1395 1461 1515 4%
Total 17842 18453 19586 20945 22085 24%

About the Student Numbers

This data is taken from the annual 1st December student census and represents the most up to date information about students for the current academic year. Students which withdraw during the year will not be accounted for in these figures. The data is FTE including INTO, but excluding non-credit bearing students and inbound exchange students such as Erasmus.

Note for staff: Preliminary Student numbers for 2017/18 will be updated every Wednesday between 4th October 2017 and 29th November 2017. They will be available via the MI HUB (

Student Numbers By Fee Status

Fee Status2012/132013/142014/152015/162016/17% Change
Home/EU  13977  14788  15898  17950  17997  29%
International  3865  3666  3687  3894  4088  6%
Total 17842 18453 19586 21844 22085 24%

Student Numbers by Campus

Campus2012/132013/142014/152015/162016/17% Change
Streatham  13963  14528  15477  16497  17282  24%
St Luke's*  2128  2129  2159  2298  2490  17%
Penryn  1751  1796  1950  2150  2313 32% 
Total 17842 18453 19586 20945 22085 24%

*Education, Sports Health Sciences, Medical Sciences, Medicine.



Student Numbers

The spreadsheets below provide more detailed information about our student population since 2012/13:

Entrant Students by Discipline and Fee Status

Total Students by Discipline and Fee Status

Students by Discipline and Campus

Students by Country of Domicile and Level

Staff Numbers

The spreadsheet below below shows how many staff were employed at Exeter in the last academic year: Staff Numbers

League Tables & Awards

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings lists Exeter amongst the top 150 universities in the world. Exeter was ranked 14th in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

 A full breakdown of our league table perfomance is available on the Planning webpages.

Further information is available on our Awards and league table success page.

Research Excellence

In 2014 Research Excellence Framework 98 per cent of our research was rated as of international quality, as a result we were awarded an additional £3.8 million for research - the third highest gain amongst English universities.


The spreadsheet below details our major sources of income for the last financial year:

Income (General & Research)

More facts and figures

If you need more information about us, please contact Becky Jennings in the Planning team.

Internal members of staff can find out more information on the Planning webpages

If you would like to submit a request under the Freedom of Information (FOI) act 2000 you can find out more here

The University is an exempt charity, incorporated by Royal Charter (RC000653).