|Rank||University||World ranking||Grad satisfaction||Adj grad salary||Score|
|1||University of Melbourne||52||84%||$59,923||256|
|2||University of Wollongong||302||90%||$52,790||232|
|3||University of Adelaide||171||84%||$57,673||229|
|4||University of Western Australia||136||80%||$59,287||222|
|5||Australian National University||63||86%||$52,320||221|
|6||University of Queensland||60||83%||$48,748||193|
|8||University of New South Wales||83||81%||$47,135||168|
|9||University of Sydney||126||79%||$49,784||167|
|11||University of New England||716||88%||$50,669||164|
|13||James Cook University||432||84%||$51,977||159|
|14||La Trobe University||474||81%||$50,434||158|
|15||University of Notre Dame Australia||3,747||92%||$50,881||155|
|16||University of Newcastle||370||83%||$48,197||151|
|17||University of Southern Queensland||917||81%||$56,599||150|
|20||Charles Darwin University||925||82%||$55,745||148|
|21||Queensland University of Technology||359||84%||$44,633||148|
|22||University of South Australia||431||85%||$47,688||147|
|23||University of Tasmania||400||81%||$50,966||143|
|24||Edith Cowan University||873||86%||$51,145||141|
|25||University of Divinity||13,619||88%||$51,797||137|
|29||Western Sydney University||652||85%||$46,393||127|
|30||Swinburne University of Technology||538||86%||$42,140||122|
|31||University of Canberra||837||80%||$50,407||117|
|32||University of Technology Sydney||318||81%||$41,721||117|
|34||Charles Sturt University||827||77%||$52,032||103|
|36||University of the Sunshine Coast||2,401||87%||$44,063||95|
|37||Australian Catholic University||1,248||80%||$49,078||91|
|38||Federation University Australia||2,144||82%||$47,378||86|
|40||Southern Cross University||1,111||79%||$45,664||72|
Updated: 8 October 2015
Components of Australian Uni Rankings
Australia’s universities are ranked for 2016 by adding scores out of 100 for each of 3 components. The top Australian university for a component scores 100 ranking points while the bottom university scores 0.
1. World Ranking (reputation)
World rankings of Australian universities are calculated by averaging the rankings produced by QS World University Rankings, the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, and Webometrics web publishing rankings.
World ranking is an indication of the reputation of a university. Rankings reflect the research profiles of universities in the international academic community.
For further detail, see world rankings.
2. Graduate Satisfaction (ratings)
Graduate satisfaction is an estimate of student satisfaction with the university. Graduates are surveyed some months after completing their studies and asked to rate how satisfied they are with their overall course experience.
For further detail, see student satisfaction ratings.
3. Adjusted Graduate Salary (results)
The adjusted graduate salary is a measure of how well students are doing in the job market some months after graduating.
An indicative graduate salary for the university is calculated based on observed graduate salaries, rates of unemployment, and the proportion of students who go on to further study. For details, see graduate salaries by university.
For the purpose of ranking Australian universities, an adjustment is made for student ability. For each university, a salary advantage/disadvantage dollar figure is calculated (based on ATAR entry requirements) and removed.
- Universities setting high ATARs end up with higher ability students.
- The observed salary effects of student ability are statistically filtered out.
- By doing this, “graduate salary” better reflects the earnings consequence from a student deciding to attend a given university.