About University of the Sunshine Coast
Learners are at the centre of USC's learning and teaching practice. As a result USC is the only public University in Queensland to earn five stars for teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide annually since 2007.
USC provides its students with inclusive, personalised support in conjunction with programs that allow them ample opportunities to engage with their discipline, profession and community, including work integrated learning, entrepreneurship, and overseas study opportunities.
The University's teaching and support staff are known to:
- engage students and foster their curiosity
- facilitate student-centred learning and teaching experiences
- recognise students’ existing knowledge and experience
- enable students to become independent and life-long learners
- provide a range of suitable learning experiences, including collaborative learning, where knowledge can be tested and explored; and
- respect and support the development of students as individuals.
Total students: 13,000 (11% postgraduate)6
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
Students rate University of the Sunshine Coast below average in terms of full-time work and salary. However, the quality of teaching is way above average.
Overall satisfaction1: 85.3% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 81.0% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 80.3% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 74.8% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $68,900 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 88.8% (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.