- 86 per cent of Charles Sturt graduates are in full-time employment within four months of completing their course
- Charles Sturt graduates are also higher earners securing an average starting salary $3,400 above the national average
- The University also received five star ratings for student support and first-in-family admissions rate
Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) graduates find well-paid, full-time employment faster than students from any other Australian university.
That’s the verdict of the ‘Good Universities Guide’ for 2020, which was officially released by The Good Education Group on Tuesday 1 October 2019.
The latest edition of the tertiary guide revealed 86 per cent of Charles Sturt graduates are in full-time employment within four months of completing their course - a superior rate to any other Australian university.
That figure is a massive 14 per cent higher than the national average, and also an increase on the University’s result in the 2019 guide (85 per cent), which also placed Charles Sturt at the top of the publication’s rankings.
According to the national survey data used to populate the ‘Good Universities Guide’, Charles Sturt graduates not only find full-time employment faster than other graduates, but in the process also secure some of the highest graduate earnings among their nationwide contemporaries.
The average starting salary for a Charles Sturt graduate is $63,400, which is an impressive $3,400 above the national mean for graduate starting salaries.
That figure is also $1,400 higher than Charles Sturt’s result in the 2019 edition, which Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann said is testament to the University’s continued push for educational excellence.
“Our alumni have a proud history of swiftly realising their career goals and contributing to their communities in meaningful ways,” he said.
“Charles Sturt University is dedicated to equipping our students with the skills and know-how required to thrive in the modern workplace and across a broad spectrum of industries.
“The University’s outcomes in the ‘Good Universities Guide’ indicate that employers across Australia and internationally have no doubts that we are achieving this goal.”
The overall employment and earnings figures were just some of Charles Sturt’s outstanding results in the publication.
The University’s other notable ratings and rankings include:
- Five star rating for student support based on 77 per cent of undergraduates rating student support at the university positively.
- Five star rating for first-in-family admissions, with 34 per cent of domestic students commencing a Bachelor’s degree coming from families where the parents’ education does not exceed vocational qualifications.
- Nation-leading full-time employment rates for Pharmacy, Business, Communications, Computing and Law graduates.
- State-leading full-time employment rates for Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Environmental Science, Dental Science, Science and Teaching graduates.
The ‘Good Universities Guide’ for 2020 is available online and much of the underlying data is publicly available via the QILT website.