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Facts and Figures

CQUniversity at a glance

  • International reputation: one of the world’s top 150 universities under 50 by Times Higher Education World University Rankings; one of the world’s top 100 universities under 50 QS World University Rankings; recognised in the Top 500 universities worldwide Times Higher Education World University Ranking
  • Australian reputation: 2015 Excellence in Research Australia results showed that CQUniversity was conducting research rated as “at”, “above”, “well above” world standard in many areas including Mathematics, Psychology, Nursing, Agriculture & VET Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Medical & Health Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Public Health and Health Services
  • Year established as a university: 1992
  • Number of campuses: 25 campuses and study locations across Australia
  • Higher education student enrolments: 21,944 students in 2016, including 5,107 international students
  • Vocational education and training (VET) student enrolments 8,767 students in 2016, including 81 international students
  • Student completions: 3,185 higher education completions in 2015
  • Alumni: 91,639 (including post-merger graduates from CQ TAFE)
  • Total number of staff (measured by full-time equivalent): 1,378.35 (as at 31 July 2016)
  • Graduate employment: 91.3 per cent of Australian-resident undergraduate graduates were in full-time or part-time employment four months after completing study (national average 88.6) and 10.3 per cent were undertaking further full-time study.  89.2 per cent of Australian-resident postgraduate graduates were in full-time employment four months after completing their course of study (national average 83.5).
  • CQUniversity has around 40 exchange agreements enabling students to study on exchange in over 100 countries with the CQUGlobal Outbound Exchange Program

Student enrolments by course type

Course type       2014       2015       2016      
Vocational Education and Training 6,376 9,433 8,847
Undergraduate and non-award 14,490 15,103 16,296
Postgraduate Coursework 4,744 4,986 5,281
Research Higher Degree 419 427 412

*Data correct as at December 2016