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MyUniversity ranks USQ as a leader in Australia

03 April 2012
USQ students Mikayla Johnson (left) and Kelly-Ann Tester check out the MyUniversity website.

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has been ranked the second best university in Queensland for the number of students who find full-time jobs after study.

The University was also ranked seventh in Australia, with 81.4% of graduates finding full-time employment.

The figure was one of the highlights of USQ’s representation on the Federal Government’s MyUniversity website, which was launched today to serve as a useful source of information for students making choices about their university education.

The website allows students to compare Australia’s 39 public universities in areas such student satisfaction, staff-student ratios and graduate employment outcomes.

For the number of graduates in full-time employment USQ was second in Queensland only to James Cook University, which scored 82.4%.

And USQ recorded an extremely competitive staff-student ratio of 22:1, which was comparable to Australia’s top-tier universities. But this figure becomes even more impressive considering the University’s high number of external students.

In the area of course rankings USQ again scored highly.

For overall student satisfaction, Psychology scored 96.4%, Sales and Marketing scored 91.5%, Engineering Processes and Resources scored 93.8%, Law scored 90% and Computing and Information Systems had an impressive 100% satisfaction rating.

USQ also ticked all the boxes when it came to the provision of student services like childcare, counselling, legal assistance and international student support.

USQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas said USQ had always prided itself on offering courses that were designed around industry needs and that the practical components of its degrees ensured that students had necessary skills that employers want.

Although the website provided a reasonable summary of university information Professor Thomas said the MyUniversity website should be seen as a supplement, not a substitute, for other sources of information.

'The website is still evolving and getting it right is also essential for the reputation of universities operating in an increasingly competitive market brought on by the demand-driven enrolment system,' Professor Thomas said.

The MyUniversity website can be accessed via www.myuniversity.gov.au

 

Contact Details:
Jim Campbell, USQ Media, +61 7 4631 2977

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