Southern Cross University (SCU)

About Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University is a progressive, young and connected regional research university, with vibrant campuses in two states. They are in locations of extraordinary natural beauty and creativity: Coffs Harbour in the Mid North Coast and Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. Southern Cross University's fastest-growing campus is uniquely located at the Gold Coast Airport in southern Queensland, overlooking Kirra Beach.

They also offer degrees in Sydney and Melbourne at branch campuses and through The Hotel School in partnership with Mulpha Australia.

Many of its degrees are available in a dynamic online form. Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, CSU delivers exciting, contemporary and high quality learning experiences. They also deliver degrees with collaborators in China, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.
 

Key stats

Total students: 16,000 (16% postgraduate)6...

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About Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University is a progressive, young and connected regional research university, with vibrant campuses in two states. They are in locations of extraordinary natural beauty and creativity: Coffs Harbour in the Mid North Coast and Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. Southern Cross University's fastest-growing campus is uniquely located at the Gold Coast Airport in southern Queensland, overlooking Kirra Beach.

They also offer degrees in Sydney and Melbourne at branch campuses and through The Hotel School in partnership with Mulpha Australia.

Many of its degrees are available in a dynamic online form. Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, CSU delivers exciting, contemporary and high quality learning experiences. They also deliver degrees with collaborators in China, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.
 

Key stats

Total students: 16,000 (16% postgraduate)6
Founded: 1994
 

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Graduate Satisfaction & Employment

Southern Cross University performs close to average on most postgraduate outcomes, underperforms in skills improvement but are likely to receive higher salary.

Overall satisfaction1: 82.9% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 70.9% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 73.8% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 81.9% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $85,000 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 78.9% (national average 84.0%)

Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
 

More about Southern Cross University

CSU aims to produce graduates who are career ready, world ready and digitally literate, and who experience an academic environment distinctive for its personal approach.

The University has a strong focus on industry and community collaboration to produce engaged teaching and research outcomes. This connectivity is seeing Southern Cross University lead the $13.8m national Farming Together Pilot Program, partnering with the Northern Rivers Co-operatives Alliance and the Australian Government.

The University has also introduced an important new Centre for Organics Research with the NSW Department of Primary Industries.
 

Footnotes

  1. The percentage of graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course, based on an individual question in the CEQ.
  2. The percentage of graduates who agreed they experienced good teaching practices during their study.
  3. The percentage of graduates who agreed their studies had improved their generic skills.
  4. 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.
  5. The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.
  6. Department of Education and Training Higher Education Statistics.
  7. The extent to which employers were satisfied with graduates from Australian Catholic University, as per the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.
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