- Age of students
- First in family to attend university as an undergraduate
- Permanent home residence of on campus students
- International student enrolments
- Student satisfaction
- Sunshine Coast economic and community profiles
Enrolment data is at Census 1 2016.
On campus: 11,494 (99.1%)
Off campus: 108 (0.9%)
Domestic: 10,238 (88.2%)
International: 1,364 (11.8%)
Enrolments at Census 1
|2016||11,602||(11.1% growth on previous year)|
Program type enrolments
|Program type||Student numbers||% of total|
|Higher degree by research||317||2.7%|
Faculty enrolments *
|Faculty||Student numbers||% of total|
|Arts, Business and Law||4,867||41.9%|
|Science, Health, Education and Engineering||6,360||54.8%|
* Non-award programs are included in Non-faculty totals, except for Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) which is reported under the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering.
Under 21 years: 4,963 (42.8%)
21 years and over: 6,639 (57.2%)
Average age: 25
Median Age: 21
The University continued to achieve its aim of enabling access to university education, with 49.1 percent of the students undertaking a Bachelor Pass, Bachelors Graduate Entry, Bachelors Honours, Associate Degree or Diploma being the first in their family to attend university.
The Sunshine Coast community showed high demand for the University with more than 63 percent of on campus students being permanent residents on the Sunshine Coast.
On campus: 1,326
Number of countries represented: 67
Top five countries
The top five source countries for international students are:
- United States
86 percent of the University’s undergraduates v were satisfied vv with the overall quality of their entire educational experience at the University according to the 2015 Student Experience Survey vvv.
v Includes commencing, middle-year and later-year domestic and international students.
vv Includes rating of 3 and 4 on a four point scale ranging from 1 (poor) to 4 (excellent).
vvv The 2015 Student Experience Survey (SES) is the latest available survey data. The SES is a national survey of undergraduate students coordinated by the Social Research Centre (SRC) on behalf of the Australian Government.
The University has conferred awards to 17,513 students up to the end of October 2016. Since the first graduation ceremony in 1999, 1,646 graduates from the University of the Sunshine Coast have graduated with at least one other degree with 19,385 awards conferred in total.
90 percent of the University’s Australian resident undergraduates were employed full-time or part-time, or enrolled in full-time study based on responses to the 2015 Australian Graduate Survey v.
v The 2015 Australian Graduate Survey (AGS) is the latest available survey data. The AGS is a national survey of university graduates coordinated by Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) and conducted by Australian universites.
Academic staff (FTE): 360
Academic staff with postgraduate qualifications: 90%
All staff: 906
i Full-time equivalent excluding casual staff, 31 March 2016.
For profiles on the Sunshine Coast region refer to: