- The latest national survey of graduate and postgraduate outcomes again ranks Charles Sturt University highly
- Charles Sturt ranks in the top three universities for three-year medium-term graduate employment
- Charles Sturt ranks in the top five universities for three-year medium-term postgraduate employment
A national survey of graduate and postgraduate employment ranks Charles Sturt University among the top five universities in Australia.
The 2021 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ‘Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal’ (GOS – L) is completed by graduates of Australian higher education institutions approximately three years after completing their studies and supplements the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) 2018 by measuring graduates’ medium-term employment outcomes and further study activities.
Charles Sturt is ranked third for medium-term full-time employment graduate outcomes with 93.8 per cent and exceeds the all-universities average of 89.2 per cent.
Postgraduate coursework results rank Charles Sturt fifth for medium-term employment with 95.2 per cent and exceeds the all-university average of 93.3 per cent.
Institutional results are not available at postgraduate research graduate level as there are too few survey responses.
Charles Sturt Vice-Chancellor Professor Renée Leon (pictured, inset) said, “The QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal is another excellent example of how Charles Sturt University connects students with the knowledge and wisdom to shape the world.
“Through studying co-designed subjects and gaining real-life industry experience, students in a range of disciplines, including agriculture, environmental studies, business and management, computing, communications, humanities, law, nursing, psychology, social work and veterinary science, are able to translate their studies into meaningful impact in their work.
“Our sector-leading graduate outcomes are evidence that employers believe our students graduate career-ready and are able to apply their learning to make a difference in their chosen career.”
The QILT GOS-L findings reinforce the recent Good Universities Guide (GUG) 2021/22 results, which showed that more than 86.3 per cent of Charles Sturt undergraduates and 91 per cent of postgraduates are able to find work within four months of leaving the University.
The University also ranked in the top five Australian universities for postgraduate employment, teaching quality, educational experience and starting salaries (mean salary of $95,000).
Charles Sturt achieved a five-star rating for:
- Graduate median starting salaries - $66,800
- Full-time employment four months after completing their course - 86.3 per cent
- Postgraduate full-time employment four months after completing their course – 91 per cent
- Postgraduate overall quality of educational experience – 77.3 per cent
The QILT survey program, including the Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal (GOS-L), is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.