Hartpury College, officially Hartpury University and Hartpury College, is a provider of further and higher education which describes itself as specialising in the “agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing” sectors. The university and college is set in a 360-hectare estate located in Hartpury, near Gloucester, in Gloucestershire, England.
The college was established in the post-World War II era of the late 1940s, as an agricultural college with 50 students. The college remained relatively unchanged until 1990, when a rapid expansion programme started with the provision of a larger variety of further education courses.
Hartpury’s link with the University of the West of England (UWE) began in 1997 when Hartpury was awarded Associate Faculty status. In 2017, Hartpury was granted ‘Taught Degree Awarding Powers’ (TDAP), and in the same year was awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework Gold award. Hartpury College gained full university status in 2018 and changed its name to Hartpury University and Hartpury College.