Preston’s university sees a rise in latest Times university rankings

Posted on - 25th September, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston News, UCLan, University campus
Building work progressing on UCLan's new engineering centre Pic: Tony Worrall
Building work progressing on UCLan’s new engineering centre Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston’s university has seen its ranking improve slightly in the latest league table.


The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide has moved the University of Central Lancashire up eight places.

Nationally the university is rated as 93rd, up from 101st in 2016.

In the North West the university is rated 10th, ahead of Bolton and behind Salford. The top North West University is Lancaster University.

UCLan scored 80.3 per cent for its teaching excellent but is one of the poorest in the North West for graduate prospects with 70 per cent in professional jobs or graduate level study.

Read more: Adelphi Square and new student centre building plan lodged

Around a fifth of UCLan students don’t complete their course, compared to 92 per cent of Lancaster students finishing their studies.

How the North West stacked up, national rank in brackets

Lancaster (6)
Manchester (25)
Liverpool (42)
Liverpool Hope (52)
Chester (61)
Edge Hill (61)
Liverpool John Moores (70)
Manchester Metropolitan (80)
Salford (88)
Central Lancashire (93)
Bolton (124)
Cumbria (125)

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