About the University of Leicester

Students

The data on this page relates to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate, campus-based and distance learners) studying for a University of Leicester degree in Academic Year 2020/21. Graduation outcomes data relates to students graduating from an undergraduate degree in summer 2021.

Gender

53.7% of students are female

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Female 8739; Male 7521


Age

12.1% of Undergraduate students are over 21

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17 and under 0.8%; 18-21 62.2%; 22-29 21.9%; 30-39 8.8%; 40-49 4.3%; 50-59 1.5%; 60-69 0.4%; 70 and over 0%


Ethnicity (broad)

8,469 students identified as Black, Asian or minority ethnic

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BAME* 52.1%; White 44.5%; Prefer not to say 3.4

Ethnicity (detailed)

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Asian or Asian British 31.2%; Black or Black British 12.7%; White 44.5%; Other and Mixed 8.2%; Prefer not to say 3.4%;

*Black, Asian and minority ethnic.


Sexual orientation

1,198 students told us they identified as being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or an Other sexuality

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LGB* 7.4%

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Heterosexual 82%

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Not disclosed 10.3%

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Unknown 0.4%

*LGB includes: Bisexual, Gay man, Gay woman/Lesbian, Other


Disability

1,713 students disclosed a disability

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No disability disclosed 88.4%; disclosed a disability 10.5%; unknown 1.1%


Religion or belief

6,112 students told us they do not have a religion or belief

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buddist 0.9%; christian 27.8%; hindu 7.6%; jewish 0.3%; muslim 14.4%; sikh 3.5%; spiritual 0.9%; other religion or belief 0.8%; no religion 37.6%; information refused 5.9%; unknown 0.4%

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