James Cook University (JCU) Rankings

By | July 21, 2017

James Cook University (JCU) Rankings

James Cook University (JCU) world rankings includes it being number =367 on the QS rankings number 251+ on Times (THE) number 201+ on ARWU number 273 with US News number 38 with the Times under 50 years old number 51+ with the QS under 50 years old. This contributes to JCU being the number 19 ranked Australian university overall in the world ranking systems. James Cook University rankings within Australia include being placed at number 18 on the ERA scale (2012) and being a 3 1/2 Star AEN rated university. JCU also has a student survey satisfaction rating of 78.6% for business 86.8% for health 84.2% for arts 86.4% for science.

JCU World Rankings


James Cook University World Rankings
JCU Ranking Aus Rank World Rank
Overall 19
QS 21 =367
Times (THE) 11= 251+
AWRU 9-14 201+
US News 10 273
CWUR 13 538
Times Under 50 5 38
QS Under 50 9= 51+
Times Asia / Pacific =16 =43


World Rankings Overview

James Cook University is the number 19 ranked Australian university overall on the world university ranking systems

JCU QS World Rankings

JCU is ranked at number =367 on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world ranking system which is number 21 in Australia.

JCU THE Times World Rankings

JCU is ranked at number 251+ on the Times Higher Education world university ranking system which is number 11= in Australia.

JCU Academic Rankings World Universities (ARWU) Rankings

JCU is ranked at number 201+ on the ARWU world university ranking system which is number 9-14 in Australia.

JCU US News Rankings

JCU is ranked at number 273 on the US News world university ranking system which is number 10 in Australia.

JCU CWUR Center for World University Rankings

JCU is ranked at number 538 on the CWUR Center for World University Rankings system which is number 13 in Australia.

JCU Times Universities Under 50 Years

JCU is ranked at number 38 on the TImes Higher Education best world universities under 50 years of age which is number 5 in Australia.

JCU QS Universities Under 50 Years Old

JCU is ranked at number 51+ on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) universities under 50 years old ranking system which is number 9= in Australia.

Times Asia/Pacific Rankings

JCU is ranked at number =43 on the Times Asia/Pacific ranking system which is number =16 in Australia.

JCU Australian Rankings


Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) Ranking

JCU is ranked at number 18 on the domestic ERA ranking system (2012)

AEN 5 Star Ranking

JCU is rated a 3 1/2 Star university on the AEN 5 Star ranking system

Student Survey Positive Ratings

James Cook University Student Survey Postive Ratings
Area Teach Skill Exp Sat
Business 91.1 80.7 78.6 78.6
Health 84.1 94.7 79.7 86.8
Arts 85.2 84.2 75.9 84.2
Science 87.5 88.6 86.1 86.4


* Teach refers to the student perception of teaching quality and good teaching scale

* Skill refers to the the generic skills scale measuring student perceptions of skills development

* Exp refers to the quality of the educational experience

* Sat refers to the overall satisfaction rate at JCU

Rankings Warning

University rankings generally focus on a number of variables which are not relevant to all students. Most of the ranking systems are heavily biased towards universities with research-intensive profiles and age-related reputations. However, many universities do not have a research focus and have not had the history to develop an age-related reputation. Instead these universities might focus on vocationally-oriented studies such as teaching, nursing and other health sciences, welfare studies, design, fashion, journalism and many other career-based studies. Interested parties should therefore be aware that ranking systems generally promote well-established more traditional universities and do not give much credit to universities, especially younger universities, which might be more focused on producing job-ready graduates for a diverse range of careers.


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