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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 seven academic institutes:

  • Institute of Science and the Environment
  • Institute of Humanities
  • Institute of 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 2016-17 was 10,747, with approximately 83.5% studying on an undergraduate course.

Approximately 15.3% of students are on taught postgraduate programmes and 1.2% are postgraduate research students.

Percentage of Student Body who are mature: 59.7% (over 21), 38.1% (over 25)

The percentage of student body who are female: 66.9%

Percentage of Students who have disabilities: 12.2%

Percentage of Students by Institute

  • Institute of Science and the Environment: 6%
  • Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts: 11% 
  • Worcester Business School: 13% 
  • Institute of Education: 23% 
  • Institute of Health and Society: 34% 
  • Institute of Sport and Exercise Science: 12% 
  • Graduate Research School: 1%

Percentage of Graduates in Employment:

The University of Worcester has one of the best graduate employment rates, being in the top 10 for ‘Sustained employment with or without further study’ in the most recent Longitudinal Educational Outcomes data, which looks at employment rates one, two, and three years after graduation. 94.9% of our graduates are working and/or studying six months after graduation.