The latest Complete University Guide has placed the University 79th in its annual ranking out of 126 Universities, which is a rise of 19 places compared with last year following a series of nationally-recognised achievements in the past year.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Jacqui Hare, said: "The increase in our position in this independent ranking reflects our significant investment in the student experience here at Cardiff Met. With its future now secure, Cardiff Metropolitan is a thriving institution, with a new £14million School of Art and Design, and widespread successes across its schools and units.
"As we celebrate a heritage of 150 years as an educational institution, and nearly 20 years as a University, this significant improvement is the latest in a string of achievements over the last year or so of which we are really proud.
"In the National Student Satisfaction survey we achieved our highest ever score of 86%; in the employability stakes 94% of our graduates secured employment or enter further study within six months of graduation; the University has also been ranked once again as top in the UK for overall international student support - for the fifth year running in the International Student barometer; and in research, Cardiff Met was the top modern institution in the UK for overall quality ranking from the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
"The University has also won a number of other accolades in recent months including the Guardian Award for student entrepreneurship, Times Higher award for student experience, shortlisted for sector –wide awards in International Strategy and in a joint project for outstanding library services, and Cardiff Met is in the top tier of Universities in the UK in the 'People and Planet Green league', where it is rated 'first class'.
"In 2014, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education affirmed that Cardiff Metropolitan University met the required UK expectations for academic standards, and The Higher Education Academy reflected this endorsement, awarding National Teaching Fellowships to a further two Cardiff Metropolitan University lecturers.
"The fact that the number of young people applying to come to the university next year continues to be high is testament to those successes, the hard work of our staff, and the confidence in the future performance of this University."