Rankings and Awards

Our successes, impacts and achievements. 


Our rise in league ranks and our awards success over recent years are an indication that our efforts to be a leading, inclusive university at local, national and global level are becoming a firm reality.

Some of our highlights over the past few years include:

  • 2020 Guardian University of the Year
  • Rated Gold by the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF)
  • Silver Award by Athena SWAN for impact towards gender equality
  • Top 20 for 3* and 4* rated impact by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

 

Rankings

Complete University Guide 2021

League table rank: 43rd

  • 89.8% for Degree Completion
  • 81.9% achieve a First or Upper Second Class Degree
  • 79.2% of graduates into professional jobs or further study within 6 months of degree completion
The Guardian University Guide 2021

League table rank: 30th

  • 11th in the UK for 'Continuation', which assesses the proportion of students that drop-out of University rather than complete
  • 24th in the UK for 'Value Added', which assesses students' growth in achievement by comparing their entry qualifications upon entry to university against their final degree classification
  • 31st in the UK for 'Career Prospects' with 83% of graduates going into professional jobs or further study within 15 months of degree completion
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

League table rank 43rd

  • 30th in the UK for Graduate Career Prospects
  • 31st in the UK for students achieving First or Upper Second Class Degrees
  • 36th in the UK for student Degree Completion Rate
National Student Survey 2020
  • 83.4% overall satisfaction among Aston students
  • 82.6% satisfaction with 'Teaching on my Course'
  • 81.6% satisfaction with 'Learning Opportunities'
  • 85.8% satisfaction with 'Learning Resources'
People and Planet University League 2019

9th out of 154 UK Universities and Colleges.

Student Employability

In addition to being ranked inside the UK top 30 for the proportion of our graduates in professional level work or further study 15 months after completion, the long term success of our graduates is also reflected in the 2020 Longitudinal Education Outcomes results.

Employed Aston graduates earn, on average, £8,000 more per year than the sector average 5 years after graduation. Aston's average salary of £33,200 five years after graduation is the 15th largest in the UK.

Subject-specific Rankings

The programme pages on our website list further details on Aston's rankings and statistics related to your chosen subject. Just use the 'Find a Course' button in the top right corner of this page to find your chosen subject and discover why Aston is the best place for you to study.

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