Top-performing NSW universities revealed in latest tertiary ranking

The top-performing universities in New South Wales have been revealed in the latest ranking of tertiary institutions from The Good Universities Guide.

The [2018] Guide showed the University of Notre Dame in Sydney topped the state when it came to overall student experience, with a score of 89 per cent.

Regional universities also performed well by the same metric, with the University of Newcastle, University of Wollongong, and University of New England near the top of the list.

The Guide ranks Australian universities on a range of factors, including teaching quality and post graduate employment prospects.

“On the premise that no university is superb at everything, these rankings are high-level indicators and should be used to gain comparative insights into the varying strengths and characteristics of each institution,” the Guide said.

Charles Sturt University, the University of New England, and the University of Notre Dame were in the top 20 per cent of the universities ranked when it came to salary and employment outcomes for graduates.

Those ratings rank the median salaries of graduates from each university, as well as how many new graduates got a job after completing their studies.

The Guide states recent business and management, and engineering and technology graduates have the highest full-time employment rates in New South Wales, with 88 and 89 per cent employed in their respective fields.

Those who studied humanities and the social sciences are the next most likely to be employed, with 81 per cent of recent graduates employed full-time.

The Good Universities Guide is one of a number of university rankings published each year, including the Academic Ranking of World Universities and the QS World Ranking of Universities.

Ranking by overall student experience

University of Notre Dame 89%
University of New England 85%
University of Wollongong 84%
University of Newcastle 83%
Australian Catholic University 83%

Graduate employment rankings

The proportion of graduates employed full-time four months after completing their course.

Charles Sturt University 83%
Central Queensland University 81%
University of Notre Dame 79%
University of New South Wales 77%
University of New England 75%

Source: The Good Universities Guide 2018


This article originally appeared on ABC News – Top-performing NSW universities revealed in latest tertiary ranking

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