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5 Star Experience

This page is a snapshot of recent university rankings, both nationally and internationally. It includes ratings from recent graduate surveys and other international quality measures.

2019 Good Universities Guide

Every year, university graduates around Australia are surveyed about their time at university, including factors impacting the quality of their experience and some post-university outcomes.

The resulting scores are translated into university star ratings and these are published in the Good Universities Guide.

ECU graduates have again given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality. This rating has now been achieved for 12 years in a row.

This makes ECU one of just two public universities – and the only in Western Australia – to have achieved such a consistently high endorsement for teaching quality.

A 5-star rating has again been awarded for skills development, student support, learning resources and for the median salary of ECU graduates. This is based on the starting salary for new domestic graduates under age 25, and in their first full-time job.

2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings

ECU has again been named in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings in 2019. It is an annual list of the top 1000 universities for teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

2018 ShanghaiRanking

ECU has received international recognition for the quality of our Sports Science program in ShanghaiRanking’s 2018 global ranking of Sports Science Schools and Departments.

The university was named one of the top 25 universities in the world and 5th in Australia. Sports Science is a key teaching and research discipline in our School of Medical and Health Sciences.

2018 QILT website: student experience ratings

The Australian Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website helps prospective students compare universities around Australia.

In 2018, and for the second year in a row, ECU received the top student experience rating of all public universities in Australia. Over 85% of those surveyed, rated their student experience positively.

ECU was also the top-rated public university in Australia for teaching quality, skills development and student support.

2018 QILT website: discipline ratings

ECU was rated Australia’s top university for overall education experience and for teaching quality in the Creative Arts discipline. We are also the top university for overall education experience for Computing & Information Systems, and number 2 for teaching quality in this discipline.

ECU was also rated Australia’s number 1 public university on a range of measures across the following disciplines:

  • Overall education experience – Business & Management, Health Services, Legal & Paralegal Studies, Rehabilitation and Teacher Education
  • Teaching quality – Business & Management, Legal & Paralegal Studies, Science & Mathematics and Teacher Education
  • Skills development – Business & Management, Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences and Science & Mathematics
  • Student support – Business & Management

2018 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings

ECU has been ranked in the world's top 150 universities under 50 years old in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings.

Young universities were measured on their teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. These are the same performance indicators as the overall THE World University Rankings.

Review the full rankings for young universities

2018 Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings

ECU has jumped nine places to be ranked 87th in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific University Rankings.

The same performance indicators are applied to this survey as are used in THE’s World University Rankings, however the weightings are adjusted to reflect the younger profile of some of the universities in the region.

2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject

ECU has been ranked in the world’s top 100 for Sports Science in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

We also achieved a top 250 ranking for Education and a top 300 ranking for Psychology.

We’ve now achieved a top 250 ranking or better for Education for six years in a row, while Psychology makes its debut in the top 300.

2018 QS World University Rankings Top 150 under 50

ECU has been listed in the QS Top 150 under 50 rankings for 2018. The rankings cover the world’s 150 leading institutions founded after 1967. ECU was established in 1991 and appears in the 101-150 category.

Review the full rankings

2017 Global Teaching Excellence Award Finalist

ECU has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Global Teaching Excellence Awards for 2017. These awards recognise our commitment to teaching excellence and add further weight to our reputation as a leader in the vital area of teaching quality.

More about the GTEA finalists

2017 Top 100 Asia-Pacific Universities

ECU has been ranked in the top 100 universities in the latest Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings.

These rankings are based on the same rigorous criteria as the THE World University Rankings, but with special modifications to better reflect the characteristics of universities in the region.

Read the full 2017 THE Asia-Pacific University Rankings

ECU has been ranked in the world's top 150 universities under 50 years old in the 2017 Top 200 Young Universities Rankings (formerly known as the Times Higher Education 150 under 50).

Young universities were measured on their teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.These are the same performance indicators as the overall THE World University Rankings where ECU was ranked in the 500-600 band in 2017.

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