Facts and figures

Find out about student numbers at the University of Wolverhampton - but first a very brief history...

Brief history

Our roots go back to the Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College built in 1931 in the grounds of the deanery of St Peter's Collegiate Church. A merger with a local art college followed and Wolverhampton Poly was born in 1969.
 
More mergers with teacher training institutions came in the 1980s and we became a university in 1992.

Student numbers for 2010-11

GenderTotal%
Female1338757.7%
Male982042.3%
Total23207100%
 
Age on entryTotal%
Not Known10.0%
18 and under231310.0%
19 to 20611326.3%
21 to 25588425.4%
26 to 30280112.1%
31 to 3517167.4%
36 to 4015876.8%
Over 40279212.0%
Total23207100%
 
SchoolTotalFull-time/ sandwichPart-time
School of Applied Sciences20431673370
School of Art & Design13671154213
School of Technology385924041455
School of Education386712752592
School of Health and Wellbeing445529511504
School of Law. Social Sciences and Communication33242594730
School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure19461734212
University of Wolverhampton Business School22701449821
Education Partnerships73073
International Centre330
Total23207152377970

 

Level of studyTotal%
Undergraduate1888081.4%
Postgraduate432718.6%
Total23207100%
 
EthnicityTotal%
Asian Other8033.5%
Bangladeshi2841.2%
Black African12955.6%
Black Caribbean10064.3%
Black Other1770.8%
Chinese6742.9%
Indian262611.3%
Not Given8153.5%
Not Known1690.7%
Other2751.2%
Other Mixed Background1360.6%
Pakistani13545.8%
White1304156.2%
White and Black African530.2%
White and Asian1320.6%
White and Black Caribbean3671.6%
Total23207100%
 
Ethnicity groupTotal %
Black, Asian and Others918239.6%
Not Known9844.2%
White1304156.2%
Total23207100%
 
Disability allowanceTotal%
Information not known/sought2183994.1%
In receipt of Disab Allowance6172.7%
Not in receipt of Disab Allowance7513.2%
Total23207100%
 
 Disability Total%
Autistic spectrum disorder430.19%
Blind/partially sighted370.16%
Deaf/hearing impaired870.37%
Specific Learning difficulties, eg dyslexia6862.96%
Mental health difficulties890.38%
Long standing illness or health condition640.28%
No known disability2169293.47%
Other not listed3691.59%
Wheelchair user/mobility difficulties520.22%
Not known800.34%
Information refused80.03%
Total23207100%
 
DomicileTotal%
Channel Islands & Isle of Man30.0%
Eastern
1680.7%
Greater London2531.1%
East Midlands6112.6%
North East1100.5%
North West2541.1%
Northern Ireland110.0%
EU10244.4%
Overseas269811.6%
Scotland150.1%
Yorkshire & Humberside2481.1%
South East2721.2%
South West2441.1%
Wales640.3%
West Midlands1701073.3%
Not Known430.2%
Other UK1790.8%
Total23207100%
 
* Source: HESA return and SITS as at November 2011