14 August 2014
The University of the Sunshine Coast has been recognised once again as a national leader in the educational experience it provides students.
USC was ranked in the top 20 percent of Australian universities for three key categories of ‘The Educational Experience’ in the annual Good Universities Guide that was released this week.
This annual independent guide by Hobsons awarded USC five stars for teaching quality, overall graduate satisfaction, and graduates’ satisfaction with the generic skills they gained while at university.
It also gave USC four stars for staff qualifications (up from three stars last year) and three stars for student-staff ratio (up from two stars last year).
The 2015 Good Universities Guide bases its star ratings on data from the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations,Graduate Careers Australia’s Course Experience Questionnaire and other sources.
USC’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Birgit Lohmann said USC had consistently stood out as the highest-ranked public university in Queensland in terms of educational experience over recent years.
— Terry Walsh