University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Rankings

By | July 22, 2017

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Rankings

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) world rankings includes it being number 801+ on the QS rankings number 501+ on Times (THE). This contributes to USC being the number ranked Australian university overall in the world ranking systems. University of the Sunshine Coast rankings within Australia include being placed at number 24= on the ERA scale (2012) and being a 3 Star AEN rated university. USC also has a student survey satisfaction rating of 93.2% for business 87.6% for health 91.9% for arts 84.2% for science.

USC World Rankings


University of the Sunshine Coast World Rankings
USC Ranking Aus Rank World Rank
QS =33 801+
Times (THE) 30= 501+
Times Asia / Pacific 33 101-110


QS World Rankings

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

USC THE Times World Rankings

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

USC Times Asia/Pacific Rankings

USC is ranked at number 101-110 on the Times Asia/Pacific ranking system which is number 33in Australia.

USC Australian Rankings


Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) Ranking

USC is ranked at number 24= on the domestic ERA ranking system (2012)

AEN 5 Star Ranking

USC is rated a 3 Star university on the AEN 5 Star ranking system

Student Survey Positive Ratings

University of the Sunshine Coast Student Survey Postive Ratings
Area Teach Skill Exp Sat
Business 86.5 90.5 84.7 93.2
Health 90.1 89.1 89.2 87.6
Arts 91.6 90.3 87.9 91.9
Science 94.6 88.9 87 84.2


* 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 USC

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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