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There are currently twelve universities in Wales.

English Name Welsh Name Established Unitary Authority Students Attending[1] The Times Good University 2007 Ranking
Cardiff University Prifysgol Caerdydd 1883 (as the University College of South Wales & Monmouthshire) Cardiff 30,930 28
University of Glamorgan Prifysgol Morgannwg 1913 (as School of Mines) Rhondda Cynon Taff
25,465 95
Swansea University Prifysgol Abertawe 1920 (as University College, Swansea) Swansea 15,525 44
Bangor University Prifysgol Bangor 1884 (as University College of North Wales) Gwynedd 14,020 56
Aberystwyth University Prifysgol Aberystwyth 1872 (as University College Wales) Ceredigion 12,245 39
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff Athrofa Prifysgol Cymru, Caerdydd 1976 (as South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education) Cardiff 10,910 91
University of Wales, Newport Prifysgol Cymru, Casnewydd 1975 (as Gwent College of Higher Education) Newport 9,780 119
University of Wales, Lampeter [2] Prifysgol Cymru, Llanbedr Pont Steffan 1822 (as St David's College) Ceredigion 8,925 59
Glyndŵr University Prifysgol Glyndŵr 1887 (as Wrexham School of Science and Art) Wrexham 7,400 122
Swansea Metropolitan University Prifysgol Fetropolitan Abertawe 1992 (as Swansea Institute of Higher Education) Swansea 5,800 120
Trinity University College [2] Coleg Prifysgol Y Drindod 1848 (as Trinity College, Carmarthen) Carmarthenshire 2,480 104
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru 1949 (as Cardiff College of Music) Cardiff 660 N/A


  1. ^ "Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2006/07" (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet). Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 2008-09-09.  
  2. ^ a b Trinity University College and University of Wales, Lampeter are in the process of merger. They aim to become University of Wales: Trinity Saint David by July 2010; see, accessed 01-05-2009




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