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A snapshot of USC's enrolments, students, graduates and staff.

13,492 students

(in total as at Census 1 2017)

Enrolments growth 
Year Student numbers
2017 13,492
2016 11,602
2015 10,447
2014 9,652
2013 8,904
2012 8,139
2011 7,766
2010 7,276
2009 6,325
2008 5,833
2007 5,246
2006 4,760
2005 4,280
2004 3,862
2003 3,556
2002 3,446
2001 3,050
2000 2,686
1999 2,403
1998 1,946
1997 1,185
1996 524
86% | Satisfied students

of the University’s undergraduates1 were satisfied2 with the overall quality of their entire educational experience at the University according to the Student Experience Survey3.

18,845 | Graduates

Since the first graduation ceremony in 1999, 20,874 awards have been conferred to 18,845 students. 2,036 students have graduated with more than one award.

 

88% | Graduate outcomes

of the University's Australian resident undergraduates were employed approximately 4 months after completing their studies.4

Students by study location

11,403

USC Sippy Downs

559

USC Fraser Coast

367

USC SouthBank

232

USC Gympie

102

Noosa

442

USC Melbourne

62

North Lakes

10

Caboolture

347

USC Sydney

28

Thompson Institute

560

Sunshine Coast Health Institute

Our students

Student type Student numbers
Domestic 11,166 (83%)
International 2,326 (17%)
Study mode Student numbers
On campus 13,317 (99%)
Off campus 175 (1%)

 

Gender Percentage Total
Female 63% 8453
Male 37% 5034
Other 0.04% 0.04% of students identify as Other
Program type Student numbers Percentage
Undergraduate 10,579 78
Postgraduate coursework 1,436 11
Higher degree by research 346 3
Non-award 1,131 8
Age Student numbers Percentage
Under 21 years 5,453 40
21 years and over 8,039 60
25

Median age

49.1%

First in family

(to attend university as an undergraduate)

Permanent home residence

(on campus students)

Permanent address Students Percent
Sunshine Coast 7,746 58.2%
Moreton Bay 1,354 10.2%
Gympie 436 3.3%
Fraser Coast 637 4.8%
Somerset 25 0.2%
Brisbane 337 2.5%
Other Queensland 352 2.6%
Interstate 160 1.2%
Overseas 2,270 17.0%
Total 13,317 100%

International students

2,326

International students

2,256

International students studying on campus 

73

Total number of countries represented

Staff6

958

All staff6

388

Academic staff (FTE)

90%

Academic staff with postgraduate qualifications

Sunshine Coast Economic and Community profiles

For profiles on the Sunshine Coast region refer to:

1 Includes commencing and later-year domestic and international students.
Includes rating of 3 and 4 on a four point scale ranging from 1 (poor) to 4 (excellent).
3 Data reflects aggregated results from the 2015 and 2016 Student Experience Survey (SES) as published on the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website (www.qilt.edu.au). The SES is a national survey of undergraduate students coordinated by the Social Research Centre (SRC) on behalf of the Australian Government.
4 Data reflects aggregated results from the 2014 and 2015 Australian Graduate Survey (AGS) and the 2016 Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) as published on the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website (www.qilt.edu.au). The GOS is a national survey of university graduates coordinated by the Social Research Centre (SRC) on behalf of the Australian Government.
5 A count of students enrolled in at least one course at a particular campus or study hub as at Census 1 2017. A student may be concurrently enrolled across multiple study locations and may not necessarily be enrolled in a program offered at that location.
6 Full-time equivalent excluding casual staff, 31 March 2017.

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