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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.

2018 Good Universities Guide

Every year, university graduates around Australia are surveyed about their university experience,including factors impacting the quality of their university 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 11 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 also been awarded this year 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.

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 ShanghaiRankings

ECU has received international recognition for the quality of our Sports Science program in ShanghaiRanking’s 2017 global ranking of Sports Science Schools and Departments.

The university was named one of the top 20 universities in the world, 3rd in Australia and the best in Western Australia. Sports Science is a key teaching and research discipline in our School of Medical and Health Sciences.

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 QILT website: student satisfaction ratings

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

In 2017, ECU received the top student satisfaction rating of all public universities in Australia. Over 86% of those surveyed, rated their student experience positively.

ECU was also the top-rated WA public university for teaching quality, learning resources, student support and skills development.

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

2017 Top 200 Young 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.

2017 U-Multirank

ECU has received the second highest number of ‘A’ scores among the 29 Australian universities surveyed in the 2017U-Multirank edition.

U-Multirank is the largest global university ranking, showcasing close to 1,500 universities from 99 countries across the world. It shines a spotlight on high-performing universities.

ECU’s nine ‘A’ scores included strategic research partnerships, international academic staff, international doctorate degrees and bachelor and master graduates working in the region.

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