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Fri, 9 Sep 2022

JCU’s five stars for success

Landscape photo of The Science Place at JCU Townsville.

James Cook University has received top marks for graduate employment, with Australia’s authoritative tertiary education guide awarding JCU a five-star rating for the 12th year in a row.

The latest edition of The Good Universities Guide has rated JCU 5 out of 5 stars for undergraduate and postgraduate full-time employment – and the number one in Queensland for graduate employment.

JCU is the only Queensland university to receive a five-star rating for undergraduate employment for the past 12 consecutive years.

Building on last year’s success, the university was again awarded five stars for graduates’ starting salaries – both undergraduate and postgraduate – making it number one in Queensland and within the top five of universities nationally.

The Guide also awarded JCU five stars for:

  • Learner engagement (the proportion of undergraduates who gave a positive assessment of their engagement with learning at their university) and;
  • Student teacher ratio, placing it within the top five of universities nationally.

JCU Vice Chancellor Professor Simon Biggs said he was thrilled with the latest results which demonstrated the university’s enduring commitment to providing students with a high-quality education and strong career prospects.

“I am proud that JCU continues to set the standard when it comes to giving our graduates and postgraduates the opportunities to follow their dreams,” he said.

“JCU’s commitment to teaching and research excellence has clearly been reflected in these latest ratings from the Good Universities Guide.

“We believe in creating opportunities for our students and inspiring them to become the leaders of tomorrow in their chosen field.”


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