Facts and Figures

CQUniversity at a glance

  • Recognised among the top 800 universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World Rankings.
  • Recognised within the world’s top 700 universities by QS World University Rankings.
  • Highest graduate employment rate of any Queensland-based university and the second highest nationally with an 86.9% full-time domestic graduate employment rate (within the first four months of graduation) compared to the sector average of 69.2%*.
  • Consistently ranked among the top universities for graduate starting salaries.*
  • Five stars for full-time employment, starting salary, postgraduate starting salaries and skills development, social equity and first generation.**
  • More than 50 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 courses available to study across six areas of discipline, from short course and certificate level through to PhD.
  • More than $250 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 130,000+ registered alumni based across the globe.
  • More than 2,500+ full-time staff.
  • More than $3 million worth of donor-funded 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.
  • Hundreds of global outbound study opportunities.
  • National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) accredited institution.

* QILT 2022 Graduate Outcomes Survey
** The Good Universities Guide 2023

Student population

Course Type
Vocational Education and Training
Undergraduate and non-award
Postgraduate Coursework
Research Higher Degree