The University of Lincoln managed to get its highest ever ranking in a national league table, now rated 55 out of 116 in The Times Good University Guide 2012.
The result marks a rise of seven places from last year’s table, and means that over the last three years Lincoln has jumped 48 places in the rankings.
The announcement comes a month after the University of Lincoln rose to the 57th spot in The Guardian University Guide.
The university hopes to break into the top 50 of UK universities in the near future.
Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: “We’re an ambitious, growing university and we put students at the heart of everything we do.
“We have a lot more to do to fulfil our ambitious programme of development for our students and our community, but we are delighted to be moving forward so rapidly.”
The Times Good University Guide 2012 ranks 116 UK universities according to eight criteria, including student satisfaction, research quality and degree results and is published by HarperCollins.