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 2021 guide, ECU graduates have again given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality. This rating has now been achieved for 14 years in a row, making ECU one of only two public universities in Australia to have achieved such a consistently high endorsement for undergraduate teaching quality.
ECU also rated 5 stars and second among Australian public universities for students’ overall education experience.
ECU's other undergraduate 5-star ratings were the highest of all Western Australian universities and covered skills development, student support and learning resources.
ECU has maintained its position in the top 500 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2021.
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 2021:
The following ECU disciplines have appeared in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2021:
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 ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 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 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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