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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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