Strategic Planning

League tables

The league table publication year of 2014 has seen 3 publications with Exeter maintaining its position in two of these, whilst improving its rank by one place in the Times and Sunday Times compared to last year’s results. The Complete University Guide saw Exeter maintain its 10th place, whilst the Guardian Guide also saw Exeter remain in 12th place in the rankings. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide saw Exeter improve from 8th place to 7th place this year.

University league tables rank institutions and subject areas using a variety of criteria including entry standards, research assessment, student/staff ratio, drop-out rate, student satisfaction, degree classifications, graduate destinations and spend per FTE. Each publication uses its own methodology which means that institutional ranks can differ between league tables. The Strategic Planning team analyse the various league tables in order to understand their methodology and to identify the reasons for any changes in Exeter's position. Detailed analysis of the main domestic and international league tables is available below.

 

 Publication Year20142013201220112010200920082007200620052004
The Times  7th  8th*  10th 10th 12th 9th 13th 17th 28th 34th 31st
Sunday Times  -  -  7th 9th 17th 17th 14th 17th 18th 25th 24th
Guardian 12th  12th  10th 11th 14th 13th 14th 34th 27th 44th 29th
Complete University Guide 10th  10th  13th 15th 23rd 19th* 19th - - - -

*From 2013 The Times and Sunday Times published a combined guide using the methodology of the Times league table called the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (GUG).

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Following Exeter’s improvement in the 2013 league table publications, 2014 has seen Exeter maintain its places as 10th in the Complete Guide, and 12th in the Guardian Guide, whilst rising one place to 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. Many of the measures used to determine rankings are consistent across the league tables. The highest performing metrics for Exeter include Completion (drop-out rates), Teaching, Student Satisfaction and Good Honours. Performance is also relatively high in other metrics although there is still room for further improvement, particularly with Student to Staff Ratios and Entry Standards. More detailed explanations can be found in the analysis documents in the table below.

League Table Analysis

Publication Year2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
The Times

 Times Institutional Analysis 2015

Times Subject Analysis 2015

Times GUG 2014 Analysis

 

Times GUG 2014 Subject Analysis

Times GUG Analysis 2013

 

Times GUG 2013 Subject Tables‌‎

Times GUG Analysis 2012

 

Times GUG 2012 Subject Tables‌‎

Internal Analysis The Times League Table 2010  Internal Analysis The Times League Table 2009  Internal Analysis The Times League Table 2008  Internal Analysis The Times League Table 2007  Internal Analysis The Times League Table 2006 
Sunday Times

 n/a

 n/a

Sunday Times University League Table 2013

 

Sunday Times Subject Tables 2013

Sunday Times University League Table 2012

 

Sunday Times 2012 Subject Tables‌‎

Internal Analysis The Sunday Times League Table 2010  Internal Analysis The Sunday Times League Table 2009  Internal Analysis The Sunday Times League Table 2008  Internal Analysis The Sunday Times League Table 2007  Internal Analysis The Sunday Times League Table 2006 
The Guardian

Guardian University Guide 2015 Analysis

 

Guardian University Guide 2015 Subject Analysis

Guardian Guide 2014 Analysis


Guardian Guide subject tables 2014

Guardian University Guide 2013 Analysis‌‎

 

Guardian University Guide 2013 Subject Analysis‌‎

Internal Analysis The Guardian League Table 2011 Internal Analysis The Guardian League Table 2010  Internal Analysis The Guardian League Table 2009  Internal Analysis The Guardian League Table 2008  Internal Analysis The Guardian League Table 2007  Internal Analysis The Guardian League Table 2006 
Complete University Guide

Complete University Guide Analysis 2015

  

Complete University Guide Subject Tables 2015

Complete University Guide Analysis 2014

 

CUG 2014 Subject Tables

Complete University Guide Analysis 2013‌‎ Internal Analysis Complete University Guide 2011 Internal Analysis Independent 2010  Internal Analysis Independent 2009 * Internal Analysis Independent 2008    n/a
THE World University Rankings

 

THE WUR 2013-14

 THE WUR 2012-13  THE WUR 2011-12  THE WUR 2010-11