Top 15 Australian universities with the best employment outcomes

Top 15 Australian universities with the best employment outcomes

After the world-wide university rankings were out over the last few weeks, where record number of Australian universities entered into the Top 200 universities.

Now, the 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal results are out and they have provided insight into the Top ranking universities with the best employment outcomes for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Australia.

The survey was completed by graduates of 79 different Australian higher education institutions approximately 4 months after completion of their courses.

Overall, survey concluded that employment rate went from 73.3% in 2017 to 90.3% in 2020 for undergraduate and 86.1% in 2017 to 94.1% in 2020 for postgraduate students.

The survey also found that average pay for the graduates increased from $67,000 in 2016 to $75,000 in 2020.

The research was also conducted into the fields of study with medicine field students topped the list with 97.3%, followed by engineering graduates at second place and mathematic degree holders came third for graduate employment outcomes.

Here is a list of all the Top 15 universities for both undergraduates and postgraduates graduate outcomes.

Undergraduate employment rates by University


1 Australian Catholic University – 95.5%

2 The Australian National University – 95.2%

3 University of Canberra – 94.1%

4 Charles Sturt University – 93.9%

5 James Cook University – 93.8%

6 University of New South Wales – 93.6%

7 Charles Darwin University – 93.0%

8 Federation University Australia – 92.3%

9 Bond University – 92.3%

10 University of Technology Sydney – 92.2%

11 University of Wollongong – 91.9%

12 Queensland University of Technology – 91.8%

13 University of Southern Queensland – 91.7%

14 University of Newcastle – 91.6%

15 The University of Queensland – 91.5%

Postgraduate employment rates by University


1 Australian Catholic University – 98.6%

2 The University of Notre Dame Australia – 98.2%

3 Federation University Australia – 98.2%

4 LaTrobe University – 97.9%

5 Macquarie University – 97.3%

6 Queensland University of Technology – 97.2%

7 The Australian National University – 96.8%

8 Monash University – 96.1%

9 University of New South Wales – 96.0%

10 Central Queensland University – 95.9%

11 University of Wollongong – 93.5%

12 The University of Western Australia -95.4%

13 Flinders University – 95.3%

14 Western Sydney University – 95.2%

15 Griffith University – 95.2%

Conclusion


As you can see from the survey results that the competition is fierce among these universities when it comes to graduate outcomes. Australian Catholic University came out as a winner in both undergraduate and post graduate employment outcomes but other were not far either.

While these surveys were conducted just around the start of the COVID times, it is important to understand that there could be some consequences for the graduate employment after this pandemic.

The report mentioned that “following a downturn in economic activity, it can take graduates longer to successfully establish themselves in their careers.”

You can access the full report here.

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