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Tue, 1 Oct 2019

JCU’s 5 stars for jobs

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

The Good Universities Guide, the authoritative tertiary education guide in Australia, has awarded JCU 5 out of 5 stars for graduate employment, ranking it number one in Queensland in this category.

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

JCU is the only Queensland university, and one of only three Australian universities, to receive a five-star rating for graduate employment for the past nine years in a row.

The Guide also awarded JCU 5 stars for:

  • Learner engagement (the proportion of undergraduates who gave a positive assessment of their engagement with learning at their university),
  • Social equity (the proportion of domestic students who come from low socioeconomic or disadvantaged backgrounds).
  • Skills development (the proportion of undergraduates who rated their skills developed through university positively), and
  • Student support (proportion of undergraduates who rated student support at their university positively).

JCU Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding says the rating underlines the University’s strong performance in teaching and research, and confirms the calibre of JCU’s graduates.

“Our graduates continue to be in demand with strong career prospects, which shows the high quality of education that the University offers,” she said.

“To achieve 5 out of 5 for graduate employment for the ninth year in a row is a great achievement that highlights the University’s teaching and research excellence.”


Bethany Keats

JCU Media