About University of Adelaide
The University is an international institution that distinctively embraces the ideal of the research university, where the excitement, vitality and passion of the search for new knowledge is one in which all students participate; as an enlightened and tolerant community where able students can find support, whatever their background or circumstances; and as a place where the Kaurna people, original custodians of the land on which the campuses now rest, are acknowledged and their culture respected.
With an international reputation for conducting world-leading research across a wide spectrum of areas, it is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and are a member of the Group of Eight (external link) a coalition of Australia's foremost research intensive universities.
The University constitutes a vibrant and diverse community with over 21,000 students and over 3,500 members of staff across its three main campuses.
Total students: 29,000 (25% postgraduate)6
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
University of Adelaide is rated below average by its students on most postgraduate outcomes but higher percentages reflect on skills improvement and teaching quality.
Overall satisfaction1: 81.9% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 73.5% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 83.0% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 78.8% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $75,000 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 78.2% (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.