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Change lives through education

Financial stress is one of the top four reasons for students not completing their study.

At CQUniversity, we have firmly established ourselves as Australia’s most inclusive university, with the highest ratio of students from low socio-economic backgrounds, compared to any other university in Australia.

As a pioneer in the delivery of online education, we continue to be a leader in this area with almost half of the current student cohort studying via online. Many of these students are based in rural areas and are juggling family, work and study commitments in order to provide a better future for their families.

Our inclusivity means that students face additional barriers to succeed throughout their study. Regional and socio-economically disadvantaged students are:

  • less likely to attend university
  • more likely to drop out of university.

Low participation coupled with high drop-out rates results in skill shortages and huge costs for the nation and students.

Your gift to the CQUniCares Student Success Fund will enable deserving students without the financial means to enter and complete their education, go on to support their families and realise their full potential.


Everyone has a story. At CQUniversity, we take the time to get to know our students so that we can help them on their journey to be who they want to be. With the right support and flexibility, access to facilities and services around the country, plus the motivation to achieve, university can be for everyone – no matter where you come from, or your background. Be inspired and discover the stories of those we’ve come to know.