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Academic Statistics

Originally published 23 January 2002

Many of you will be familiar with the Academic Database, a compendium of statistics on the University which was first produced 20 years ago. In this time the Database has steadily evolved, but, this year the report has been substantially overhauled, with a new format, new tables and a new title Academic Statistics 2001/2001.

The login and password details can be obtained from your chair of department or from Giles Carden in the Academic Office. This is part of the drive for greater transparency of management information within the University, and enables staff to access, download and manipulate data on, for example, student numbers.

There are a number of other changes. A new section has been introduced entitled ‘Characteristics of the Student Population’, drawing together student data on gender, ethnicity, social class, disabilities, and geodemographic mix of the student population. External performance indicator data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency and the Higher Education Funding Council England has been included, which compares Warwick with its recognised peer group of institutions that form the Russell and ’94 Groups.

A Profile of the Student Population for 2001/02: highlights from Academic Statistics

  • There are currently 17,900 students enrolled at the University a 6% increase on last year. Of these 10,000 are undergraduate, 6300 postgraduates and the balance visiting and exchange. Add in over 8,000 students on Open Studies courses, and the total studying Warwick courses is over 26,000.
  • The University has experienced a large increase, 17%, in its overseas student population, which now stands at 3,000.
  • For the 2001 undergraduate intake the average A level score was 27 points (equivalent to ABB). 22% came from state schools (one of the better records amongst top research universities), 13% were non-white ethnic origin, and 51% men, 49% women. With 15% of UK undergraduate entrants from the lower three social-economic groups, social inclusion remains an issue which the University is working hard to address through its widening participation programme and Warwick Graduates’ Association Scholarship Scheme.

Further information:

The Academic Statistics is produced on a collaborative basis by a range of offices within the University’s central administration. Any comments or queries should be directed to Giles Carden in the Academic Office, e-mail