Southern Cross University (SCU) Rankings

By | July 22, 2017

Southern Cross University (SCU) Rankings

Southern Cross University (SCU) world rankings includes it being number 801+ on the QS rankings number 501+ on Times (THE) number 896= with US News number 94 with the Times under 50 years old. This contributes to SCU being the number ranked Australian university overall in the world ranking systems. Southern Cross University rankings within Australia include being placed at number 10 on the ERA scale (2012) and being a 3 1/2 Star AEN rated university. SCU also has a student survey satisfaction rating of 80.5% for business 83.3% for health 78.8% for arts 90.9% for science.

SCU World Rankings


Southern Cross University World Rankings
SCU Ranking Aus Rank World Rank
QS =33 801+
Times (THE) 30= 501+
US News 31 896=
Times Under 50 15 94
Times Asia / Pacific 30 92


SCU QS World Rankings

Southern Cross University is ranked at number 801+ on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world ranking system which is number =33 in Australia.

SCU THE Times World Rankings

SCU is ranked at number 501+ on the Times Higher Education world university ranking system which is number 30= in Australia.

SCU US News Rankings

SCU is ranked at number 896= on the US News world university ranking system which is number 31 in Australia.

SCU Times Universities Under 50 Years

SCU is ranked at number 94 on the TImes Higher Education best world universities under 50 years of age which is number 15 in Australia.

SCU Times Asia/Pacific Rankings

SCU is ranked at number 92 on the Times Asia/Pacific ranking system which is number 30 in Australia.

SCU Australian Rankings


Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) Ranking

SCU is ranked at number 10 on the domestic ERA ranking system (2012)

AEN 5 Star Ranking

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

Student Survey Positive Ratings

Southern Cross University Student Survey Postive Ratings
Area Teach Skill Exp Sat
Business 79.6 78.9 76.7 80.5
Health 83.3 91.7 80.6 83.3
Arts 82.4 92.5 79 78.8
Science 88.9 90.9 85.2 90.9


* 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 SCU

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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