- Age of students
- First in family to attend university as an undergraduate
- Permanent home residence of on campus students
- International student enrolments
- Sunshine Coast economic and community profiles
Enrolment data is at Census 1 2015.
On campus: 10,362 (99.2%)
Off campus: 85 (0.8%)
Female: 6,640 (63.6%)
Male: 3,807 (36.4%)
Enrolment levels and growth from inception
Program type enrolments
|Program type||Student numbers||% of total|
|Higher degree by research||271||2.6%|
Faculty enrolments *
|Faculty||Student numbers||% of total|
|Arts and Business||4,263||40.8%|
|Science, Health, Education and Engineering||5,696||54.5%|
|USC Law School||148||1.4%|
* Non-award programs Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) and Integrated Learning Engineering (ILE) are reported under the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering.
Under 21 years: 4,561 (43.7%)
21 years and over: 5,886 (56.3%)
Average age: 25
Median Age: 21
The University continued to achieve its aim of enabling access to university education, with 49.6 percent of the students undertaking a Bachelor Pass, Bachelors Graduate Entry, Bachelors Honours, Associate Degree or Diploma are first in their family to attend university.
The Sunshine Coast community showed high demand for the University with more than 66 percent of on campus students being permanent residents on the Sunshine Coast.
On campus: 1,110
Number of countries represented: 64
Top five countries
The top five source countries for international students are:
- United States
The University has conferred awards to 15,738 students up to the end of 2015. Since the first graduation ceremony in 1999, 1,496 graduates from the University of the Sunshine Coast have graduated with at least one other degree with 17,430 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.
90 percent of the University’s undergraduates were satisfied vv with their educational experience at the University according to the 2015 Australian Graduate Survey v.
v The 2015 Austrailan 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.
vv Includes ratings of 4 and 5 on a five point scale ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree) for the Overall Satisfaction Index.
Academic staff (FTE): 299
Academic staff with postgraduate qualifications (Headcount): 87%
All staff: 821
i Full-time equivalent excluding casual staff, 31 March 2014.
For profiles on the Sunshine Coast region refer to: