Australian Universities Education Schools Ranking by Size

Australian Universities Education Schools Ranking by Size

Studying Education

Studying education in Australia can help students that have a passion for both learning and teaching. The best education programs use advanced learning principles with practical application to prepare graduates for work either in the classroom or in research and administration.

Education Courses in Australia

The best universities in terms of number of students taking education courses are the Australian Catholic University (ACU), Charles Sturt University (CSU), and Deakin University. ACU also has the highest percentage of students enrolled in education programs.

ACU offers undergraduates a Bachelor of Education degree that can be taken through different study modes, such as on campus, online, or a combination of both. While taking the course, students can also gain primary teaching practice through placement with a school. Another example is the Early Childhood Education program offered by Deakin. This course focuses on child-centered strategies to enhance learning.

Postgraduate students can broaden their knowledge by enrolling in QUT’s Master of Education program. This versatile course offers specialization in various areas, such as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages for students who are interested in intercultural learning, and Leadership and Management for teacher-administrators. A more advanced course for experienced professionals and educators is the research-based Doctor in Education program.

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Uni UG PG Total
Table 1: Education Student Numbers in Australian Universities
Australian Catholic University (acu) 5489 3524 9013
Charles Sturt University (csu) 5220 1610 6830
Deakin University (deakin) 3698 2006 5704
University of Newcastle (newcastle) 3886 1309 5195
University of Southern Queensland (usq) 3133 1983 5116
University of New England (une) 2793 2013 4806
Monash University (monash) 2355 2446 4801
Edith Cowan University (ecu) 3008 1480 4488
Queensland University of Technology (qut) 2586 1831 4417
Victoria University (vicuni) 2982 1337 4319
Macquarie University (mq) 3068 1080 4148
Griffith University (griffith) 2186 1580 3766
Curtin University of Technology (curtin) 3240 524 3764
University of Melbourne (unimelb) 0 3594 3594
University of South Australia (unisa) 2550 1015 3565
Flinders University (flinders) 2147 1237 3384
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd) 2454 698 3152
La Trobe University (latrobe) 1967 1099 3066
University of Western Sydney (uws) 606 2395 3001
University of Sydney (usyd) 1752 1173 2925
University of Tasmania (utas) 1990 927 2917
University of Wollongong (wollongng) 1398 1209 2607
Murdoch University (murdoch) 1528 869 2397
Federation University Australia (feduni) 1659 583 2242
University of Queensland (uq) 1447 710 2157
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne) 1524 599 2123
Charles Darwin University (cdu) 1093 1029 2122
Southern Cross University (scu) 1751 335 2086
University of Canberra (canberra) 1347 541 1888
RMIT University (rmit) 1107 714 1821
James Cook University (jcu) 1318 382 1700
University of Technology Sydney (uts) 834 800 1634
University of New South Wales (unsw) 933 605 1538
CQ University (cqu) 1056 285 1341
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc) 925 384 1309
University of Adelaide (adelaide) 573 441 1014
University of Western Australia (uwa) 59 675 734
Australian National University (anu) 0 183 183
Bond University (bond) 0 30 30

The percentages displayed in Table 2 show the weighting of students studying in the education area of study relative to the total number of students studying at the university in each category of undergraduate, postgraduate, and overall total.

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Uni ug% pg% Total%
Table 2: Percentage Breakdown of Education Student Numbers
Australian Catholic University (acu) 28 64.9 35.1
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd) 28.1 56.8 28.8
University of New England (une) 20.7 31.3 23
Charles Darwin University (cdu) 16.2 45.4 19.6
University of Southern Queensland (usq) 18.3 29 19.1
Charles Sturt University (csu) 19.5 14.4 17.5
Federation University Australia (feduni) 20.6 13.3 17.3
Edith Cowan University (ecu) 15.7 24.7 17
Victoria University (vicuni) 13.6 28.7 15.9
Flinders University (flinders) 15.7 14.7 14.8
Southern Cross University (scu) 16 14.9 14.5
University of Newcastle (newcastle) 16.3 14.3 14.3
Deakin University (deakin) 11.5 15.4 12.4
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc) 11.5 30.5 12.2
University of Canberra (canberra) 11.2 15.5 11.6
University of Tasmania (utas) 9.7 17 10.9
University of South Australia (unisa) 10.4 13.6 10.8
Macquarie University (mq) 11.6 9.5 10.7
Murdoch University (murdoch) 7.8 22 9.9
Queensland University of Technology (qut) 7.6 17.2 9.7
Totals Average (mean) (%) 8.4 13.3 9.4
La Trobe University (latrobe) 7.7 13.9 9
Griffith University (griffith) 6.6 18.1 8.7
University of Wollongong (wollongng) 6.8 13.7 8.5
James Cook University (jcu) 8.5 7.3 7.8
Curtin University of Technology (curtin) 8.8 5.2 7.8
Monash University (monash) 5.1 13.9 7.4
University of Western Sydney (uws) 1.8 35.4 7.2
CQ University (cqu) 8.6 6.2 7.1
University of Melbourne (unimelb) 0 13.4 6.9
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne) 6.1 9.5 6.7
University of Sydney (usyd) 5.3 5.8 5.4
University of Queensland (uq) 4.1 5.6 4.4
University of Technology Sydney (uts) 3.5 6.4 4.3
University of Adelaide (adelaide) 3.1 6.1 3.8
RMIT University (rmit) 2.4 6.3 3.2
University of New South Wales (unsw) 2.9 3.2 2.9
University of Western Australia (uwa) 0.3 11.9 2.8
Australian National University (anu) 0 1.7 0.9
Bond University (bond) 0 1.5 0.5

Key & Notes

* Percentages: – displayed percentages indicate the percentage of students studying in the education area of study relative to all students enrolled at the university within each of the three categories

You might also be interested in the following pages:

– Total Student Numbers

– Undergraduate & Postgraduate Percentages