Learning Facts & Figures

Learning in Limerick

  • Home to 3 major Higher Education Institutes
  • Student population in excess of 21,000
  • 50% of Limerick's population is under 35 years 
  • 6000 graduates annually
  • Rent prices in Limerick are over 50% lower than in Dublin, 25% lower than Cork and 23% lower than Galway
  • Limerick awarded European City of the Future *
  • UL graduate employment rate is 15% higher than the national average
  • 90% of LIT graduates are in employment or further study with over 50% of LIT’s graduates being employed in the mid-west region
  • Limerick for IT and Limerick for Engineering offer pioneering collaborative talent solution models
  • Limerick School of Art and Design listed among the top 50 fashion schools in the world
  • A survey of Irish students recently voted UL Ireland’s most popular university with a satisfaction rating of 85%
  • UL  student retention rate is 9% higher than the majority of other higher education institutions in Ireland **
  • LIT students are 16% more likely to report positive working relationships with lecturers ***

* reference to 2016/2017 FDI Magazine published by FDI Intelligence
** Source: HEA report, October 2010
*** Source: ISSE (Irish Survey of Student Engagement)