About La Trobe University
La Trobe University was named after Charles Joseph La Trobe, the first Superintendent of the Port Phillip District from 1839 to 1850 and first Lieutenant-Governor of the new colony of Victoria from 1851 to 1854. He was a man driven by his need to make a difference to the communities he served, leaving a legacy that continues today at La Trobe University.
In 1967, 552 students enrolled at La Trobe University, the third university to open in Victoria, which has grown to accommodate more than 29,000 students including international students from 110 countries.
La Trobe now have a network of campuses, mainly in Melbourne expanding in Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Melbourne City (Collins Street and Franklin Street), Shepparton and Sydney.
2017 marks 50 years of La Trobe University, and there will be a celebration, with current students and alumni sharing their La Trobe stories; cultural and environmental projects; reunions, and more.
Total students: 37,000 (23% postgraduate)6
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
La Trobe University is rated below the national average by its students.
Overall satisfaction1: 76.6% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 66.4% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 76.2% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 78.9% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $70,000 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 86.6% (national average 84.0%)
Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
- The percentage of graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course, based on an individual question in the CEQ.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed they experienced good teaching practices during their study.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed their studies had improved their generic skills.
- The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment.
- The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.
- Department of Education and Training Higher Education Statistics.
- The extent to which employers were satisfied with graduates from Australian Catholic University, as per the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.