With nearly 44,000 students (winter semester 2016/17), the University of Münster is the sixth-largest university in Germany. Its fifteen faculties offer more than 280 degree programmes in over 120 courses of study in nearly every field in the humanities, medicine and natural sciences.
The University of Münster is also one of Germany's leading institutions with regard to its number of graduates. In 2016, approximately 7,000 students successfully passed their examinations, putting the University at third place nationwide. The University of Münster is also home to the largest training centre for prospective teachers in Germany.