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Mon, 24 Sep 2018

JCU’s top marks for graduate employment

James Cook University has been awarded a five-star rating for graduate employment - the eighth year in a row the University has achieved the result.

The latest edition of the authoritative tertiary education guide The Good Universities Guide confirms JCU graduates continue to be in high demand, with the University receiving 5 out of 5 stars for its graduates’ job prospects.

The rating means JCU is in the top 20% of universities whose graduates were employed full-time within four months of graduation.

JCU is the only Queensland university to achieve the distinction for the past eight years, and one of only three Australian universities to achieve the rating over the past eight years.

The Good Universities Guide has also awarded JCU 5 stars for:

  • student-teacher ratio (the number of students per teacher),
  • learner engagement (the proportion of students who felt they were engaged with learning at their university), and
  • social equity (the proportion of domestic students who come from low socioeconomic or disadvantaged backgrounds).

JCU Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said the Good Universities Guide confirms the University’s graduates continue to be in demand.

“JCU provides its graduates with a high-quality education and very strong career prospects, and it’s wonderful to see that our graduates continue to be highly sought after.

“To receive a 5 star rating for graduate employment for the past 8 years is a great achievement, and confirms the University’s strong performance in teaching and research,” Professor Harding said.

For more information please contact:

Richard Davis

Head of Media and Communications, JCU


0413 451 475