Swinburne rated as top 3 Victorian university for student satisfaction

Wednesday 12 April 2017

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Swinburne students positively rated their educational satisfaction at 81.5 per cent

In summary

  • Swinburne ranked top three in Victoria
  • Overall Quality of Educational Experience and Teaching Quality rated above the national average 

Swinburne has been ranked in the top three for student satisfaction compared with other Victorian universities in new data released by the QILT.

Swinburne students positively rated their satisfaction with Overall Quality of Educational Experience at 82.1 per cent, the third highest rating amongst Victorian universities. 

The national average was rated at 79.9 percent.

Swinburne also scored highly in Teaching Quality with a result of 83.3 per cent, which exceeds the national average of 81.5 per cent. 

“These results see us ranked at the top end of the spectrum when it comes to overall educational experience and teaching quality, and we will use this as a solid foundation on which to grow,” Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Duncan Bentley says.

“Our new strategic initiatives should see us further enhance the learning experience at Swinburne, as we look to revolutionise the way we nurture and develop confident and enterprising learners.”

The data comes from the Student Experience Survey (SES) 2016. The SES is a comprehensive survey of current higher education students in Australia.

Approximately 178,000 undergraduate students from Australian universities and non-university higher education institutions (NUHEIs) participated in the 2016 SES.

“We are committed to continuing to use data from the SES survey to inform Swinburne’s new Academic Quality Enhancement Process (AQEP). The SES data will also assist in guiding the development of the Transforming Learning Strategy component of Swinburne’s 2025 Strategic Plan, which aims to enhance the overall student learning experience and graduate outcomes,” Professor Bentley says.