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Facts and Figures

The University of Worcester is the only Higher Education Institution in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Academic Portfolio:

Worcester is organised into six academic institutes:

  • Institute of Science and the Environment
  • Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts 
  • Worcester Business School 
  • Institute of Education 
  • Institute of Health and Society 
  • Institute of Sport and Exercise Science

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Student Population:

The student population for 2010-11 was 10,095, with approximately 80% studying on an undergraduate course.

Approximately 19% of students are on taught postgraduate programmes and 1% (111 students) are postgraduate research students.

Percentage of Student Body who are mature: 65% (over 21), 44% (over 25)

The percentage of student body who are female: 68%

Percentage of Students who have disabilities: 9.0%
National Percentage of Students who have disabilities: 8.0%

Percentage of Students by Institute

  • Institute of Science and the Environment: 6%
  • Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts: 13% 
  • Worcester Business School: 13% 
  • Institute of Education: 33% 
  • Institute of Health and Society: 25% 
  • Institute of Sport and Exercise Science: 9% 
  • Graduate Research School: 1%

Percentage of Graduates in Employment:

A recent survey showed that 90% of Worcester full-time first-degree graduates went into employment or further study. (Source: 2010/11 HESA DLHE Survey)

Employment Statistics:

The University is a major local employer, with more than 700 staff members.