- Age of students
- First in family to attend university as an undergraduate
- Permanent home residence of on campus students
- International student enrolments
Enrolment data is at Census 1 2012.
On campus: 8,010 (98.4%)
Off campus: 129 (1.6%)
Female: 5,338 (65.6%)
Male: 2,801 (34.4%)
Enrolment levels and growth from inception
Program type enrolments
|Program type||Student numbers||% of total|
|Higher degree by research||177||2.2%|
Faculty enrolments *
|Faculty||Student numbers||% of total|
|Arts and Business||3,534||43.4%|
|Science, Health, Education and Engineering||3,819||46.9%|
* Faculty enrolment summation may not equal total student enrolments. This is due to rounding errors from enrolment allocations for programs which are shared across faculties.
Under 21 years: 3,605 (44.3%)
21 years and over: 4,534 (55.7%)
Average age: 26
The University continued to achieve its aim of enabling access to university education, with 49.3 percent of the students undertaking either a Bachelor or Associate degree the first in their family to attend university.
The Sunshine Coast community continued to show high demand for the University with more than 70 percent of on campus students being permanent residents on the Sunshine Coast.
On campus: 690
Number of countries represented: 61
Top five countries
The top five source countries for international students are:
- United States
The University has conferred awards to 11,267 students up to the end of 2012. Since the first graduation ceremony in 1999, 1005 graduates have returned to study at the University of the Sunshine Coast and graduated with at least one other degree with 12,415 awards being conferred in total.
92 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 2012 Australian Graduate Survey v.
86 percent of the University’s undergraduates were satisfied vv with their educational experience at the University according to the 2012 Australian Graduate Survey v.
v The Australian Graduate Survey 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.
Teaching and research staff (FTE): 236
Teaching and research staff with postgraduate qualifications (Headcount): 81%
All staff: 634
i Full-time equivalent excluding casual staff, 31 March 2012.Back to top