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Facts and Figures

CQUniversity at a glance

  • Recognised among the top two percent of universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World Rankings.*
  • Recognised within the world’s top 650 universities by QS World University Rankings.
  • Ranked as one of the world’s best universities under 50 years of age by Times Higher education and QS World University Rankings.
  • 80.4% full-time domestic graduate employment rate (within the first three months of graduation) (sector average 70.6%).**
  • Consistently ranked among the top universities for graduate starting salaries.***
  • The Good Universities Guide has awarded CQUniversity five stars for full-time employment, starting salary and social equity.
  • More than 40 years of experience in the delivery of distance education.
  • Largest geographical footprint of any Australian university with a campus presence in every mainland state of Australia.
  • More than 300 programs and courses available to study across six areas of discipline, from short course and certificate level through to PhD.
  • More than $220 million invested in facilities and capital works over five years.
  • 30,000 plus students from more than 70 countries.
  • More than 13,000 students studying via distance education.
  • More than 16,000 students studying on-campus.
  • More than 5,000 international students.
  • More than 100,000 registered alumni based across the globe.
  • More than 2,500 full-time staff.
  • More than $3 million worth of donor and equity scholarships available to students.
  • Seamless pathway programs between vocational and tertiary programs and vice versa.
  • Student leadership opportunities.
  • Academic learning support in the areas of academic writing, science, mathematics and computing.
  • Student support services including counselling, career and program advice, accessibility support, financial assistance and scholarships.
  • Numerous global outbound study opportunities.
  • National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) accredited institution.

*Ranked within the top 600 universities in the World.
** According to Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) data released in 2015. Sector average 71.3%)
*** According to Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) data released in 2015.

Course type201520162017
Vocational Education and Training 9415 8709 7402
Undergraduate and non-award 15 108 16 298 16 344
Postgraduate Coursework 4985 5280 6684
Research Higher Degree 428 412 407

*Data correct as at 22 June 2018