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.
Every year, Australian university graduates 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.
In the 2020 guide, ECU graduates have again given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality. This rating has now been achieved for 13 years in a row. It makes ECU the only public university in Australia to have achieved such a consistently high endorsement for teaching quality.
A 5-star rating has also been achieved for full-time graduate starting salary, the equal highest in Western Australia and above the national average. This is based on the starting salary for new domestic graduates under age 25, and in their first full-time job.
ECU was also rated 5 stars and the best in Western Australia for overall experience, skills development, student support and learning resources.
ECU has been named in the top 500 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2020.
The World University Rankings is an annual list of the top 1000 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.
In 2020, and for the 5th year in a row, ECU received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all public universities in Australia.
QILT results are based on hundreds of thousands of surveys completed by students from the 41 universities across Australia, both public and private. Over 85% of ECU students surveyed rated the quality of the teaching they received positively.
ECU was also the top-ranked Australian public university for undergraduate skills development (now six years in a row) and second-placed public university for overall educational experience.
Notably, the university ranked in the top quartile (top 25%) in every single QILT category.
ECU is Australia’s top public university for undergraduate skills development in the Business and Management and Law and Paralegal disciplines.
In the Teacher Education discipline, ECU was rated Australia’s top public university for undergraduate teaching quality and overall education experience.
In the Rehabilitation discipline, ECU is Australia’s top university for undergraduate teaching quality, student support and learning resources, as well as the country’s top public university for undergraduate skills development.
ECU is also Australia’s top university for undergraduate skills development in the Computing and Information Systems disciplines and Australia’s top university for student support in Engineering.
These results based on the QILT Student Experience Surveys for 2018 and 2019.
ECU has been ranked number 9 in the world for Quality Education and is in the top 100 overall in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact ratings. The rankings show how the global higher education sector is working towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
ECU also ranked in the top 4% of universities surveyed for Gender Equality, and in the top 50 for Good Health and Wellbeing and Sustainable Cities and Communities.
ECU has been ranked in the world's top 150 universities under 50 years old in the 2019 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 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 100 for Sports-related courses in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
We also achieved a top 300 ranking for Education, a subject that has now achieved a top 300 ranking or better for seven years in a row.
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.
Other university programs to feature strongly in the 2018 rankings included Nursing and Hospitality and Tourism Management, both placing in the world's top 150.
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.
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