Edge Hill University was founded in 1885 and currently hosts 15,000 students. The University is known for the high quality of its Computing, Business and Teacher Training courses, and was awarded Times Higher Education ‘University of the Year’ Award in 2014 following nominations in 2008, 2011 and 2012, and most recently in 2020.
When assessed within the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), Edge Hill University achieved the highest possible ranking of gold, for delivering ‘consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students’. Edge Hill has also been rated as a top 10 modern university by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. Edge Hill is continually recognised for outstanding achievements in student support, graduate employment and innovation, as well as a significant role in transforming lives. 95.8% of Edge Hill students are employed or in further study within 15 months of graduating.
- 70th in the Times University Guide 2021
- 75th in the Guardian University Guide 2021
The most recent National Student Survey rated Edge Hill’s student union as joint best in the north-west and, following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, all submitted subject areas featured ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’ research.
- Former names Edge Hill College (1885–2006)
- Motto Latin: In Scientia Opportunitas
- Motto in English In knowledge there is opportunity
- Type Public
- Established 1885 – teacher training college
- 2006 – university status
- Vice-Chancellor John Cater
- Students 13,560 (2019/20)
- Undergraduates 10,025 (2019/20)
- Postgraduates 3,535 (2019/20)
- Location Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
- Campus Rural