We are proud of our achievements – and especially those of our graduates. Some notable facts about Cranfield:

  • In 2015/16, 49% of our students were from the UK, 25% from Europe and 26% from the rest of the world
  • Our student/staff ratio is 5:1
  • We are in the top 1% of institutions in the world for alumni who hold CEO positions at the world's top companies, Centre for World University Rankings, 2017
  • 75% of the UK’s postgraduate aerospace engineers graduate from Cranfield
  • More than half our students are over 30 years of age
  • We are the only University to have two women listed in The Telegraph's Top 50 Women in Engineering under the age of 35 list
  • In a typical year, our academics deliver courses in 50 countries outside the UK
  • Almost half of our students study while in employment
  • We deliver executive development to 15,000 people every year
  • We have one of the most influential alumni networks of any university in the world, with over 30 active alumni groups, including in Australia, Japan, India, Switzerland and Russia.

Cranfield is one of the UK’s top five commercial research-intensive universities, alongside Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London and University College London. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) has assessed that 81% of the research at Cranfield is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

At Cranfield School of Management:

  • Our MBA is ranked No 1 for Economics
  • No 9 in the world for the value for money

Our Business Growth Programme typically produces 19% post-programme growth for entrepreneurial owner-managers. The School is one of an elite group worldwide to hold the triple accreditation of:

  • AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)
  • AMBA (the Association of MBAs).

Recognition for Cranfield University

Among many awards, we have received the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize in Further and Higher Education on five occasions: