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.
Australian university graduates are surveyed annually about the quality of their university experience and subsequent employment outcomes. The resulting scores are translated into star ratings and are published in the Good Universities Guide.
In the 2022 guide, ECU has maintained its long-standing 5-star rating for teaching quality. It’s now 15 straight years! The record is only matched by one other public university in Australia.
ECU was also rated 5 stars and ranked top WA university for undergraduate:
For the first time, ECU has been rated 5 stars for postgraduate overall experience and the top WA university.
Other postgraduate 5-star ratings included skills development, learning resources, student support and teaching quality.
High ranking disciplines
ECU has achieved 5 stars and the highest ranking in Australia across these categories and disciplines:
ECU has maintained its position in the top 500 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2022.
The World University Rankings is an annual list of more than 1000 of the top universities, ranked for their teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
This ranking places ECU in the top 2.5% of universities in the world.
A range of ECU disciplines have ranked globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject for 2022:
ECU has again been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2022 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.
ECU continues to be highly regarded internationally for Sports related subjects, again being ranked 30th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022. Among Australian universities, we’re ranked sixth for Sports related subjects.
For Nursing studies, ECU is again ranked in the global top 100.
And our Performing Arts also ranks in the top 100 worldwide, equating to a ranking of second among Australian universities.
Petroleum Engineering has again ranked in the top 150 world-wide.
ECU’s Education subjects are ranked in the 251-300 band globally.
And for the first time, ECU’s Business and Management studies have been ranked, appearing in the world-wide 501-550 band.
ECU’s reputation as a top university has shone through in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings for 2021.The University was ranked in the top 50 for Gender Equality (24th), Good Health and Wellbeing (24th) and Quality Education (41st).
This is the third year of the THE Impact Rankings, which examine the contributions of universities towards the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are a call-to-action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.
Read more about the THE Impact rankings.
ECU continues to be recognised globally for research excellence, with two subjects listed in the top 100 in ShanghaiRanking’s 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
The Leiden Ranking is produced by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
The 2021 rankings include 1225 universities from 69 different countries. Key ECU results include:
ECU has received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all public universities in Australia for the 6th year in a row in the latest QILT rankings.
In fact, ECU topped the rankings for public universities in 5 of the 6 categories, including undergraduate skills development (now 7 years running), learning resources, student support and overall educational experience.
The university also received Australia’s top ranking – for public and private universities – for undergraduate international students’ overall experience.
QILT results are based on hundreds of thousands of surveys completed in 2020 by students from the 41 universities across Australia, both public and private.
ECU has been listed in the QS Top 150 under 50 rankings for 2020. The rankings cover the world’s 150 leading institutions founded after 1967. ECU was established in 1991 and appears in the 101-150 category.
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.
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