The ratings for James Cook University JCU are published in The Good Universities Guide 2021 edition. 5 STARS are awarded for results that fall amongst the top 20% of results in the country.
Social Equity
Social Equity

26% of James Cook University JCU students were from low socioeconomic or disadvantaged backgrounds.

Social Equity

This rating shows what proportion of domestic students enrolling at each university come from low socioeconomic or disadvantaged backgrounds. *This rating is not field of study specific but for the institution as a whole.

Learner Engagement
Learner Engagement

66% of James Cook University JCU students felt they were engaged with learning at their institution.

Learner Engagement

This rating looks at the proportion of students who felt they were engaged with learning at their institution. It is based on the extent to which students felt prepared for study, had a sense of belonging at their institution, participated in discussions online or face to face, worked with other students, interacted with students outside of study and interacted with students different to them (including local students for international respondents).

Skills Development
Skills Development

84% of James Cook University JCU students were satisfied with the skill development they experienced through their studies.

Skills Development

This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the skill development they experienced through their studies. It is based on the extent to which students felt their course developed their critical-thinking skills, ability to solve complex problems, ability to work with others, confidence to work independently, written communication skills, verbal communication skills, knowledge of the field they are studying, and work-related knowledge and skills

Student Support
Student Support

78% of James Cook University JCU students were satisfied with the support they received from their institution.

Student Support

This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the support they received from their institution. It is based on the extent to which students felt they received support to settle into study; experienced efficient enrolment and admissions processes; felt orientation activities were helpful; and found administrative staff and services, career advisers, academic or learning advisers, counsellors, financial advisers and health services to be available and helpful.

Full-Time Employment
Full-Time Employment

80% of James Cook University JCU graduates are employed full-time four months after completing their course.

Full-Time Employment

This rating compares the employment rates of graduates from different universities. It looks at the proportion of graduates who were employed full time four months after completing their course.

Staff Qualification
Staff Qualification

69% of James Cook University JCU staff hold a Ph.D, Doctorate by research or Doctorate by coursework.

Staff Qualification

This rating looks at the proportion of staff who hold a masters or doctoral degree. *This rating is not field of study specific but for the institution as a whole.

Student Demand
Student Demand

80% of students at James Cook University JCU achieved entrance scores that are in the medium to high range.

Student Demand

This rating looks at where high-achieving domestic students choose to study by comparing the proportion of commencing students with high ATAR scores at each university.

Student:Teacher Ratio
Student:Teacher Ratio

At James Cook University JCU, there are 20 students per 1 teaching staff member.

Student:Teacher Ratio

This rating looks at the number of students per teaching staff member. A five-star rating indicates that for every teacher at the university there are relatively few students — a potential sign of small class sizes and more one-on-one interaction. *This rating is not field of study specific but for the institution as a whole.

First Generation
First Generation

41% of James Cook University JCU students came from families where their parents’ education is known and did not exceed Year 12.

First Generation

The proportion of domestic students commencing a bachelor degree whose parents’ education is known and did not exceed Year 12.

Learning Resources
Learning Resources

82% of James Cook University JCU students were satisfied with the learning resources provided by their institution.

Learning Resources

This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the learning resources provided by their institution. It is based on students’ average ratings of teaching spaces (including lecture theatres, laboratories and tutorial rooms), student spaces and common areas, online learning materials, computing and IT resources, assigned books and notes, laboratory or studio equipment and library facilities.

Overall Experience
Overall Experience

77% of James Cook University JCU students were satisfied with the overall quality of their educational experience.

Overall Experience

This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the overall quality of their educational experience.

Teaching Quality
Teaching Quality

79% of James Cook University JCU students were satisfied with the quality of teaching they experienced.

Teaching Quality

This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the quality of teaching they experienced. It is based on students’ ratings of their overall educational experience; the quality of teaching they received; and the extent to which they felt lecturers and tutors actively engaged them in and demonstrated concern for learning, provided clear explanations of coursework and assessment, inspired them intellectually, seemed helpful and approachable and provided useful feedback on work, among various other factors.

Graduate Salary
Graduate Salary

Graduates from James Cook University JCU earn a median salary of $64,300

Graduate Salary

This rating compares the median salary of graduates from different universities.

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