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.
|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 Guide||Guardian University Guide||The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide|
|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