The numbers that begin to tell our story

Whether you're thinking of studying, working or collaborating with us, these are the facts and figures that tell the story of who we are and what we've achieved.

There's plenty more to discover beyond our rankings and statistics: visit our Why Portsmouth pages to take a closer look at what student life in the city is like, and explore our latest research work too.

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86% student satisfaction NSS 2020
Ninety-seven point five percent of graduates working or in further study
Number one in boosting graduate salaries
4,000 EU and international students from over 150 countries infographic
2,600 staff and 24,000 students at the University of Portsmouth infographic
University of Portsmouth research rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'
Investing four hundred million pounds in our Estates masterplan infographic

… And that's not all

  • 82%: the percentage of our graduates in professional/managerial level roles
  • £23,800: the average salary for our graduates, six months after graduating
  • 1 in 4: we were one of only four universities in the south east to receive the highest 'Gold' rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework
  • 45-55: our ratio of female and male students
  • £5.9 million: the amount offered each year in bursaries and hardship funds to our students
  • 1869: the date of our earliest incarnation

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