Student numbers

The University of Surrey is home to thousands of students from all over the world.

Student numbers

In the 2021/22 academic year, we had 15,648 students at Surrey.

11,418

Undergraduate

3,068

Postgraduate taught

1,162

Postgraduate research

International

Surrey has a diverse international student body.

5,006

International students

1,279

at our campus in China

Graduates

136,000

We have graduates in 187 countries across the globe.

Previous student figures

View Surrey's student data:

Please note that the numbers on this page cover all students as at 30 November 2018, excluding those who were absent, taking assessments or writing up on this date. Franchised students are excluded.

Undergraduate and postgraduate (taught) numbers include incoming exchange, visiting and other 'occasional' students taking modules for credit only.

Office for Students transparency return 2022

The information published on these pages shows:

The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socioeconomic background.

Percentage of classified first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2020-21 qualifiers

CharacteristicCharacteristic splitPercentage
EthnicityBAME83%
EthnicityWhite91%
EIMD 2019 quintile1 and 280%
EIMD 2019 quintile3 to 587%
GenderFemale87.5%
GenderMale83.4%
GenderOtherN

Detailed information on attainment for 2020-21 qualifiers

Mode of StudyCharacteristicCharacteristic splitHeadcount of classified First Degrees awardedPercentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first classPercentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second classPercentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second classPercentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / passHeadcount of unclassified First Degrees awardedHeadcount of other undergraduate awards
Full-timeEthnicityAsian47030%50%15%0%NN
  Black13020%60%20%DPNN
  Mixed15035%50%15%DPNN
  Other5035%55%10%DPNN
  White179045%50%5%0%N30
  Unknown27015%40%35%5%N60
 EIMD 2019 quintile122026%51%19%3%NN
  245031%51%17%1%N30
  355033%50%15%2%NN
  463041%49%9%1%N30
  595042%46%10%2%NN
  N/A8035%59%5%DPNN
  UnknownNNNNNNN
 SexFemale156036.2%51.6%10.1%2.0%N40
  Male131037.8%45.7%14.9%1.5%N60
  OtherNNNNNNN
Part-timeEthnicityAsianNNNNNN/AN
  BlackNNNNNN/AN
  MixedNNNNNN/AN
  OtherNNNNNN/AN
  WhiteNNNNNN/A30
  UnknownNNNNNN/AN
 EIMD 2019 quintile1NNNNNN/AN
  2NNNNNN/AN
  3NNNNNN/AN
  4NNNNNN/AN
  5NNNNNN/AN
  N/ANNNNNN/AN
  UnknownNNNNNN/AN
 SexFemaleNNNNNN/A30
  MaleNNNNNN/AN
  OtherNNNNNN/AN
ApprenticeshipsEthnicityAsianN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  BlackN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  MixedN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  OtherN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  WhiteN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  UnknownN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
 EIMD 2019 quintile1N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  UnknownN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
 SexFemaleN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  MaleN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
  OtherN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Transparency 2021 information: Rounding and suppression

The data contained in the tables in this workbook have been rounded and suppressed as follows:

Numerators and denominators have been rounded to the nearest 10. Where the numerator or denominator rounds to 20 or less, the data are suppressed with an "N".

Percentages are rounded according to the smallest, unsuppressed denominator in a given mode and characteristic. If the denominator rounds to:

  • 50 or less: percentages are rounded to 5%
  • 1000 or less: percentages are rounded to 1%
  • More than 1000: percentages are rounded to 0.1%

Key

"N/A" is displayed where there is no provision in a given mode or level

"DP" indicates suppression for data protection reasons. This is applied where the numerator is two or less, or differs from the denominator by no more than two students.