James Cook University (JCU)

About James Cook University (JCU)
 

Key Stats

Total students: 23,000
Founded: 1961
 

Campuses

Student Experience

The statistics below measure the educational experience of current students at James Cook University (JCU).

James Cook University (JCU) scores slightly above average on some...

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About James Cook University (JCU)
 

Key Stats

Total students: 23,000
Founded: 1961
 

Campuses

Student Experience

The statistics below measure the educational experience of current students at James Cook University (JCU).

James Cook University (JCU) scores slightly above average on some student experience metrics for undergraduate students.

Overall quality of educational experience: 77.4% (national average 79.3%)
Teaching quality: 78.3% (national average 80.9%)
Learner engagement: 67.0% (national average 64.1%)
Learning resources: 82.4% (national average 84.1%)
Student support: 74.3% (national average 72.2% )
Skills development : 81.9% (national average 81.0%)

Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
 

Graduate Satisfaction

These statistics measure how well recent graduates of James Cook University (JCU)  rated their learning experience.

James Cook University (JCU) scores just above average on all student experience metrics for undergraduate students.

Overall satisfaction: 75.5% (national average 80.0%)
Teaching scale: 60.1% (national average 63.0%)
Skills scale: 81.1% (national average 81.8%)

Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
 

Graduate Employment

This section measures the employment outcomes of recent graduates from James Cook University (JCU).

Graduates from James Cook University (JCU) are more likely to be employed than the national average of university graduates, and their annual salary is higher than the average.

Employed full-time: 76.4% (national average 70.6%)
Employed overall: 89.0% (national average 87.5%)
Enrolled in full-time study: 14.4% (national average 21.1%)
Median annual salary: $60,000  (national average $58,000)

Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
 

How to apply

James Cook University (JCU)’s Bachelor degree courses have a minimum rank threshold (sometimes called a “cut-off”) that all applicants must meet in order to be considered for an offer, which is in addition to any admission requirements such as pre-requisites.  For high demand courses, simply meeting this threshold will not guarantee an offer as places are limited and there may also be additional selection criteria used. 

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