The University of Lincoln has moved up 15 places to 57 out of 119 UK universities in The Guardian’s 2011 University Guide.
The university is now in the top half of UK universities overall, based on several factors such as teaching quality, staff-student ratio and career prospects.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart said: “The Guardian University Guide position shows that we here in Lincoln are continuing to make tremendous progress towards becoming a top 50 institution.
“This is very much due to the hard work and commitment of the talented and innovative staff we have here.
“It is great to see that we are performing well across a range of faculties, with Art and Design, Media and Communications and Business and Management subject groups all sitting comfortably in the top third of the guide’s subject rankings.”
The tables have been compiled for Education Guardian by Intelligent Metrix, an independent consultancy in education performance and activity.
Oxford and Cambridge are topping this year’s tables, with University of St Andrews coming in third.
University of West of Scotland and London Met are at the bottom of the table.