League tables

The first league table in the 2015 publication year is the Complete University Guide. It was published on 27th April 2015 and saw Exeter maintain its 10th place ranking. Exeter also climbed 3 places in the Guardian league table to reach 9th place in 2015, placing us firmly within the Top 10.

 Publication Year201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004
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 9th  12th  12th  10th 11th 14th 13th 14th 34th 27th 44th 29th
Complete University Guide 10th 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.

The 3 main UK league tables use the following indicators and weightings to produce their rankings:
Complete University GuideGuardian University GuideThe Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide  
Measure Weighting  Measure  Weighting  Measure  Weighting 
 NSS  17%  NSS  25%  NSS  17%
 DLHE  11%  DLHE  15%  DLHE  11%
 Student-Staff Ratio (SSR)  11%  Student-Staff Ratio (SSR)  15%  Student-Staff Ratio (SSR)  11%
 Degree classifications  11%      Degree classifications  11%
 Services and Facilities Spend  11%  Expenditure per student  15%  Services and Facilities Spend  11%
 Completion Rates  11%  Value-added measure  15%  Completion Rates  11%
 Entry Standards  11%  Entry standards  15%  Entry standards  11%
 REF (Quality and Intensity)  17%      REF (Quality and Intensity)  17%
 Green Score (not weighted in ranking)    KIS courses (not weighted in ranking)      

League Table Analysis

Publication Year20152014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
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 
Sunday Times

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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  ‌ 
The Guardian Guardian University Guide Analysis 2016

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 
Complete University Guide

Complete University Guide 2016

 

Complete University Guide Analysis 2015

  

Complete University Guide Subject Tables 2015

Complete University Guide Analysis 2014

 

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

 THE WUR 2014-15

THE WUR 2013-14

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