CHARLES Sturt University is celebrating some very welcome good news after a tough 12 months for the tertiary education sector.
CSU has maintained its ranking as Australia's leading university for full-time graduate employment rates, according to figures and rankings to be published in the latest Good Universities Guide (GUG) 2021-22.
The latest figures, to be released on Monday, reveal 86 per cent of CSU graduates had found full-time work within four months of finishing their course.
The university also ranked in the top five Australian universities for postgraduate employment, teaching quality, educational experience and starting salaries (mean salary of $95,000).
The GUG will also show that CSU achieved nation-leading outcomes in a number of undergraduate study areas delivered through the Bathurst campus, including business and management, computing, nursing and law, and a second-place ranking in in psychology and rehabilitation.
Postgraduate students who studied agriculture and psychology through the Bathurst campus also topped the nation's employment rankings.
Interim vice-chancellor Professor John Germov was delighted to again see Charles Sturt at the top of the higher education sector for graduate employment rates, saying it was a testament to the University's commitment to produce career-ready graduates.
"Charles Sturt University strives to ensure we develop graduates with the skills and knowledge to thrive in their chosen careers," he said.
"These results are a testament to the quality of the teaching we deliver and the strength and breadth of the relationships the university has with industry which enable our students to engage in valuable work experience.
"[CSU] has a superb record in graduate employment outcomes, one which our students value and which we are justifiably proud of."
In addition to the Charles Sturt's performance in the GUG, the University has been a star performer in the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS), achieving the number one rank for graduate full-time employment for the last five years.
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