The University of Lincoln is now ranked 52nd out of 116 in the latest The Times Good University Guide.
The result marks a rise of three places from last year’s table and means that over the last four years Lincoln has jumped 51 places in the rankings.
The guide attributes “much-improved graduate employment, higher entry standards, better staffing levels and extra spending on student facilities” for the latest rise.
The university also went up 10 places in the Guardian’s 2013 University Guide to the 47th spot, above Huddersfield, Oxford Brookes and Essex.
It also climbed this year 14 places in the Complete University Guide to the 53rd spot out of 116 institutions.
University Vice-Chancellor Professor Mary Stuart said: “I believe that we are investing in the future of this institution by developing our staff and our campus.
“We are very aware of today’s economic environment. By listening to and working with business leaders, we are responding by enabling our students to be ready for the world of work.
“Our award-winning collaboration with global giant Siemens on the School of Engineering — the first new such school in the UK for more than 20 years — is just one excellent example of that.”
The Times Good University Guide ranks 116 UK universities according to eight criteria, including student satisfaction, research quality and degree results.
For the 11th successive year Oxford leads the table, with Cambridge coming second and the London School of Economics in third place.