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Top marks for University of Southern Queensland

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The University of Southern Queensland has again proved itself a top performer with a stellar report card from the Good Universities Guide.

The latest rankings, published this week, are based on nationwide student and graduate surveys and higher education data, awarding five-star ratings to the top 20 percent of universities in each category.

Once again the early indicators have the University of Southern Queensland receiving maximum ratings for measures across job outcomes and education experience.

Five-star highlights include median starting salaries (undergraduate $62,300 and postgraduate $71,600) and full-time undergraduate employment, as well as best in Queensland for social equity and first generation.

The University of Southern Queensland is a five-star institution in a number of education experience categories, including: postgraduate learning resources; postgraduate student support; and postgraduate overall experience.

University of Southern Queensland Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said the positive outcomes reflected the University’s flexible learning options, commitment to high-quality programs and clear career pathways.

“Our goal is to help students to go beyond their expectations by setting them up with a strong career beginning at university,” Professor Mackenzie said.

“We have national and international industry partners to ensure our students receive quality learning experiences and career outcomes to match.

“Our lecturers aren't just sharing what they know in the classroom, they're out there contributing to their fields and bringing that experience back to our students.

“These Good University Guide results back up what we already know – that the University of Southern Queensland is a leading provider of high-quality tertiary education internationally.”

Other five-star results where University of Southern Queensland leads the country at a course level, include:

• Undergraduate Student Support for ‘Computing & Information Systems’
• Undergraduate Student Support for ‘Creative Arts’
• Postgraduate Student Support for ‘Communications’
• Postgraduate Teaching Quality for ‘Communications’
• Postgraduate Overall Educational Experience for ‘Computing & Information Systems’