After a climb in Guardian’s top 50 universities for 2013, the University of Lincoln has dropped nine places for 2014.
In 2012 the university was ranked 57th, then went up 10 places in 2013 to 47th, and went back down to 56th in the Guardian university guide 2014.
The University of Lincoln shares the 56th spot with the University of Stirling.
In the Times Good University Guide, Lincoln has risen up to the 52nd spot, after being ranked at 55 in 2013. The 2014 guide will be out later this summer.
University of Lincoln spokesman Ian Richards said: “The University of Lincoln’s progress in all major university guides in recent years has been remarkable and we are confident that the University of Lincoln remains on course to achieve its strategic ambitions.
“We are investing millions in our facilities, our infrastructure and our staff, recruiting world-class academics from around the globe who have seen what we are creating here in Lincoln and want to be part of it.
“In the near future we will be opening our new art and design building, launching a new science and innovation park in the industrial heartland of the city, doubling the size of our library, expanding our engineering school and establishing a series of new academic programmes, including a school of pharmacy.
“The progress we have made in recent years is just the start of our journey. It is these developments on the horizon which will consolidate the success of our institution over the next decade and be reflected in future university guide rankings.”