Featured News #1 QLD university for postgrads! JCU’s top marks for postgraduate success

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Fri, 15 Nov 2019
Two medallions showing 5 stars for full time employment and starting salary for the 2020 Good Universities Guide

James Cook University has been ranked the top Queensland university for postgraduate full-time employment and starting salary by Australia’s authoritative tertiary education guide.

The Good Universities Guide has released its first postgraduate ratings and awarded JCU 5 out of 5 stars for postgraduate full-time employment and starting salary, ranking it the number one Queensland university in both categories.

Last month, the Guide awarded JCU a five-star rating for undergraduate employment for the ninth year in a row, the only Queensland university to achieve the result over that timeframe.

JCU Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding says the rating confirms the calibre of JCU graduates across undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

“This is the first year the Good Universities Guide has released results for postgraduate students and it’s great to see JCU recognised for its achievements in this area,” she said.

“This result for postgraduate employment and starting salaries, alongside JCU’s five stars for undergraduate employment for 9 years in a row, highlights the quality of our job-ready graduates and the dedication of JCU’s staff .”

The Guide also awarded five stars to JCU in five undergraduate areas including full-time employment, learner engagement, social equity, skills development, and student support.


Bethany Keats

JCU Media