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Our Reputation

In just 25 years, CQUniversity is emerging as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have over 20 locations across Australia, including 14 campuses and growing for international students. Our award-winning academic staff and high quality research are making an impact on the communities we serve and those around the globe, whilst our dedicated professional services staff continue to improve the overall experience of all our students. We are proud of our achievements and will continue to build on these prestigious highlights.

Five stars in graduate outcomes and educational experience

Good Universities Guide 2018 Logo

The Good Universities Guide recently released its 2019 star ratings, which show CQUniversity has achieved five stars in a number of categories including overall experience, teaching quality, graduate employment and starting salary. These ratings put the University in the top 20% of universities nationally.

Below is a summary of CQUni’s achievements in graduate outcomes and educational experience, broken down by areas of study available to international students.

Graduate outcomes

CQUni graduates are in the top 20% in finding full-time employment in:

  • Business and Management
  • Communications
  • Engineering
  • Health Services and Support
  • Teacher Education

CQUni graduates are in jobs paying higher than median salary in:

  • Engineering
  • Health Services and Support
  • Psychology

Educational experience

The below table highlights various educational experience measures by areas of study, where the University is among the top 20% nationally, with a few measures see us achieving the highest rating in the country.

Areas of study

Educational experience measures

Computing and Information Systems

Learner engagement

Learning resources

Teaching quality

Creative Arts

Learner engagement*

Learning resources*

Overall quality of educational experience

Skills development

Student support*

Teaching quality


Learner engagement


Learning resources

*Highest in the country

The Good Universities Guide star ratings are conducted by the Good Education Group, one of Australia’s leading providers of high quality education and career information to prospective students.


QILT logo

The 2018 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) results show CQUniversity's focus and commitment to improving the overall student experience is paying off. These results are a true testament to the student-focused approach of our innovative, dedicated and hard-working academic and professional staff community at the University.

Student MeasuresCQUniversity AustraliaNational Average
Undergraduate overall quality of educational experience80.5%79.3%
Undergraduate teaching quality 82.6%80.9%
Undergraduate learning resources84.7%84.1%
Undergraduate student support76.1%72.2%
Undergraduate skills development81.5%81%
Postgraduate coursework generic skills scale 80.3%78.3%
Postgraduate coursework student support76.6%73%

We also sustained our leadership in graduate employment success, achieving the below:

  • Undergraduate overall employment rating of 90.4% compared with the national average of 87.5%
  • Undergraduate median salary of $62 600 compared with the national average of $58 000
  • Postgraduate coursework median salary of $95 000 compared with the national average of $80 000
  • Postgraduate coursework full-time employment rating of 88.4% compared with the national average of 84.7%

QILT is run by the Federal Government and provides transparent information about all of Australia's higher education institutions, from the perspective of recent students and graduates.

Read more on these achievements on the CQUniversity website and the QILT website.


THE logoCQUniversity Australia has once again been named among the best universities in the world, claiming a spot on the Top 600 list of the prestigious and well-respected Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017 – 18.

The new ranking reflects our commitment to research, learning and teaching, international outlook as well as providing the best student experience.


CQUniversity's commitment to engagement and social outreach has led to CQUniversity being recognised as Australia's first Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, an exclusive global social innovation group, made up of only 30 other high profile education institutions across the world.

All member institutions collaborate with each other to break down barriers to institutional change and foster a campus-wide culture of social innovation.


The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 results show CQUniversity is conducting research rated as at, above, and well above world standards across various research categories.

The ERA initiative is developed and managed by the Australian Research Council (ARC) as a major funder of public sector research. It assesses research quality within Australia's higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review by committees comprising experienced, internationally recognised experts.

CQUniversity is rated 'well above world standard' in:

  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Psychology and Cognitive Services
  • Other Psychology and Cognitive Services
  • Nursing
  • Other Medical and Health Services

CQUniversity is rated 'above world standard' in:

  • Agriculture & Vet Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Medical & Health Sciences
  • Environmental Science & Management
  • Mechanical Engineering

CQUniversity is rated 'at world standard' in:

  • Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing (under IT and computer sciences)
  • Public Health and Health Services
  • Engineering

BOSS Magazine MBA Ranking 2015

BOSS logo

CQUniversity has been rated within the Top 10 of all MBAs across Australia.

Among approximately 50 MBA providers our program voted into 9th position by the BOSS Magazine's MBA Ranking.

CEO Magazine’s Global MBA Rankings 2017

CQUniversity’s MBA has been further cemented as one of the best in the world after being placed in Tier 1 of CEO Magazine’s global MBA rankings.

These rankings are designed with applicants in mind and are based upon key performance indicators that are of interest and value to students including: including quality of faculty, international diversity, class size, accreditation, faculty to student ratio, price, international exposure, work experience, professional development, gender parity and delivery methods.