The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University provide a pool of over 63,000 students between them, and over 19,000 students graduate in the city each year. In addition, the Sheffield College is one of the leading colleges of higher and further education in the country with over 26,000 students.
There are a total of 12 universities within an hours commute providing over 313,000 students and 92,000 graduates per year, making this Britain's most concentrated and popular higher education destination outside London.
The University of Sheffield, named Times Higher Education University of the Year 2011, has nearly 27,000 students from 128 countries. It has been rated 10th in the UK, 28th in Europe and 88th in the world by the Shanghai Jio Tong University 2010.
The University is divided into six faculties - Arts, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Social Science and the International Faculty located in Thessaloniki, Greece. The latest students numbers for each faculty can be found here.
The University is among the top ten in the Russell Group, the association of leading UK research intensive universities, according to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
Sheffield Hallam is a modern university with over 36,000 students, including 4,250 international students from more than 119 countries.
The university is home to the following faculties: Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences; Development and Society; Health and Wellbeing and the Sheffield Business School.
The University has links with nearly 60 professional bodies, and with business and industry leaders including Sony, BP, NHS, Network Rail, Cisco, SAP, Microsoft, BBC, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and HSBC.
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