A snapshot of USC's enrolments, students, graduates and staff.
(in total as at Census 1 2017)
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 Student Experience Survey3.
19,481 | Graduates
Since the first graduation ceremony in 1999, 21,592 awards have been conferred to 19,481 students. 1,852 students have graduated with more than one award.
87% | Graduate outcomes
of the University's Australian resident undergraduates were employed approximately 4 months after completing their studies.4
Students by study location
USC Sippy Downs
USC Fraser Coast
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
|Student type||Student numbers|
|Study mode||Student numbers|
|On campus||13,317 (99%)|
|Off campus||175 (1%)|
|Other||0.04%||0.04% of students identify as Other|
|Program type||Student numbers||Percentage|
|Higher degree by research||346||3|
|Under 21 years||5,453||40|
|21 years and over||8,039||60|
First in family
(to attend university as an undergraduate)
Permanent home residence
(on campus students)
International students studying on campus
Total number of countries represented
Academic staff (FTE)
Academic staff with postgraduate qualifications
Sunshine Coast Economic and Community profiles
1 Includes commencing 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 Data reflects aggregated results from the 2015 and 2016 Student Experience Survey (SES) as published on the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website (www.qilt.edu.au). The SES is a national survey of undergraduate students coordinated by the Social Research Centre (SRC) on behalf of the Australian Government.
4 Data reflects aggregated results from the 2015 Australian Graduate Survey (AGS) and the 2016 and 2017 Graduate Outcomes Surveys (GOS) as published on the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website (www.qilt.edu.au). The GOS is a national survey of university graduates coordinated by the Social Research Centre (SRC) on behalf of the Australian Government.
5 A count of students enrolled in at least one course at a particular campus or study hub as at Census 1 2017. A student may be concurrently 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 2017.