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.
|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).
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