Five-star rankings for Southern Cross in 2022 Good Universities Guide

Published 13 September 2021
Good Universities Guide 2022 ratings

Southern Cross University has achieved 5-star rankings across a number of study areas in the latest Good Universities Guide, Australia's most trusted ratings on higher education quality.

The University excelled in the field of Engineering and Technology, ranking number 1 in Australia for undergraduate learning resources, skills development, student support and teaching quality, and 5-stars for overall educational experience and learner engagement.

Our Engineering postgraduates can also boast number 2 in Australia for full-time employment, and 5-stars for a median salary of $120,000.

The University is renowned for its agricultural, environmental, forest and marine science courses, and these translated into strong graduate outcomes and educational experience, according to the Good Universities Guide.  In the field of Agriculture and Environmental studies, Southern Cross rated number 1 in the country for median graduate salary ($70,000) and student support, and 5-stars for skills development and teaching quality.

The renewed Bachelor of Science will offer specialisations in Regenerative Agriculture, Forestry, Marine, and Earth and Environmental Systems from 2022.

Health graduates are also in high demand with Southern Cross rating 5-stars for full-time employment in Nursing and Health Services and Support, and 5-stars for median graduate salary in Psychology and Rehabilitation.

In postgraduate education, too, Southern Cross earned top marks, placing number 1 in the country for overall educational experience, student support, median graduate salary ($99,100) and teaching quality.

Southern Cross University Vice President (Engagement) Mr Ben Roche said the latest rankings reflect the University’s continued focus on industry-relevant course offerings and learning experiences.

“We’re really proud to achieve 5-stars, the highest ranking, in so many of our study areas. The high quality of teaching, student support and learning resources that students receive at Southern Cross University is translating into fantastic graduate outcomes,” Mr Roche said. 

Highlights for Southern Cross University in the 2022 Good Universities Guide:

UNDERGRADUATE
Overall experience – 5 stars
Education and Training; Engineering and Technology; Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences; Law and Paralegal Studies; Science and Mathematics; Social Work.

Median graduate salary – 5 stars
Agriculture and Environmental Studies ($70,000); Communications ($67,000); Psychology ($66,800); Rehabilitation ($66,300).

Fulltime employment (four months after completing course) – 5 stars
Communications (arts, creative writing, digital media); Health Services and Support; Nursing; Tourism, Hospitality, Sport and Leisure.

Teaching quality – 5 stars
Agriculture and Environmental Studies; Computing and Information Systems; Engineering and Technology; Law and Paralegal Studies; Science and Mathematics.

POSTGRADUATE
Overall experience and Teaching quality– 5 stars
Computing and Information Systems; Education and Training; Engineering and Technology; Nursing.

Graduate salary – 5 stars
Overall (all postgrad) ($103,000); Business and management ($116,000); Computing and Information Systems ($109,500) Education and Training ($99,100); Engineering and Technology ($120,000)

Fulltime employment (four months after completing course) – 5 stars
Computing and Information Systems; Engineering and Technology; Law and Paralegal Studies.

A 5-star rating indicates a place in the top 20 per cent of institutions.

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