List of universities in England
As of August 2017[update], there were 106 universities in England and 5 university colleges out of a total of around 130 in the United Kingdom. This includes private universities but does not include other Higher Education Institutions[Note 1] that have not been given the right to call themselves "university" or "university college" by the Privy Council or Companies House (e.g. colleges of higher education), or member institutions of the University of London at that time.
The following is a list of English universities and university colleges recognised by the Office for Students (OfS), together with the date on which they were created. OfS publishes the official list.
'Established' refers to the date when an institution was initially established as a university. Where two dates are listed below the first gives the year the institution became a University while the second (in parentheses) gives the year the institution was established in another form (for example, if it was previously a College or a Central Institution). See also List of UK universities by date of foundation. If only a dash and a year in parentheses is given, the institution is either a university college or a member institution of the University of London that does not hold university status, and the date in parentheses refers to the year of its establishment.
'Number of students' is the total number of higher education students from the Higher Education Statistics Agency tables for 2018/19 for publicly funded universities and the University of Buckingham. HESA statistics do not cover other private universities or private university colleges; student numbers for such institutions (where given) are referenced in the table.
'Tuition fee' refers to the annual tuition fee for Home/EU students studying full-time undergraduate degree courses, from the Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017-18 (except where otherwise referenced). 'p/g only' means the university was listed by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) as providing postgraduate courses only, so has no undergraduate tuition fees.
'Degree powers' refers to whether the university has the power to award all degrees, degrees of the University of London, or taught degrees.[Note 2] Institutions with only foundation degree awarding powers are not eligible for university or university college title.
- Higher Education Institution is a term defined by the Further and Higher Education Act 1992, meaning any UK University, higher education corporation or institution designated by Parliamentary Order as eligible to receive funding grants. This does not include member institutions of the University of London that do not hold university status and are not a higher education corporation unless so designated.
- This information is taken from individual institution profiles on the HEFCE register.
- Despite its name, UCB holds University status
- Despite its name, Imperial holds University status
- "institutes and activities" – does not include students at colleges of the University
- Holds university college status
- "in England" – also has students in other parts of the UK
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