Fast Facts

  • Originally founded on 17 May 1841 (York Diocesan Training School) – in 2016 York St John University celebrated its 175th anniversary as one of the oldest institutions in the UK
  • Granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers in 2005 and became York St John University in October 2006
  • Awarded Research Degree Awarding Powers for PhD and doctoral programmes in 2015
  • 30% of our research was ranked as 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent' in the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
  • A growing student population of 6,000 students, including more than 500 international students
  • 93% of our graduates are in full time employment or further study within 6 months of graduating
  • York St John University is one of only two UK Universities to be awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark Holder for Business Excellence
  • York St John University is in Stonewall’s prestigious list of Top 100 most inclusive employers. The University’s LGBT Staff Network have been awarded a Highly Commended award
  • York Business School is an accredited CMI provider, a PRME signatory and a member of Business in the Community which stands for responsible business providers
  • Our award winning campus and facilities have undergone a £100m transformation over the past 10 years, including new library and IT facilities, student accommodation, biomedical science labs, a 57 acre sports park and a new £2.9 million Students’ Union building
  • York St John University contributes £60m per year to support the local economy and supports around 1100 jobs
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