A snapshot of USC's enrolments, students, graduates and staff.
(in total as at Census 1 2016)
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 2015 Student Experience Survey3.
17,518 | Graduates
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 19,391 awards conferred to 17,518 students.
90% | Graduate outcomes
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. 4
Students by study location
USC Sippy Downs
USC Fraser Coast
|Student type||Student numbers|
|Study mode||Student numbers|
|Program type||Student numbers||Percentage|
|Higher degree by research||317||2.7|
|Under 21 years||4,963||42.8|
|21 years and over||6,639||57.2|
First in family
(to attend university as an undergraduate)
Permanent home residence
(on campus students)
The Sunshine Coast community showed high demand for the University with 63 percent of on campus students being permanent residents on the Sunshine Coast.
International students studying on campus
Total number of countries represented
Top five countries
The top five source countries for international students are:
4. United States
Academic staff (FTE)
Academic staff with postgraduate qualifications
Sunshine Coast Economic and Community profiles
1 Includes commencing, middle-year and later-year domestic and international students.
2 Includes rating of 3 and 4 on a four point scale ranging from 1 (poor) to 4 (excellent).
3 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.
4 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 universities.
5 A count of students enrolled in at least one course at a particular campus or study hub. A student may be 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 2016.