The University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) has maintained its reputation as a leading university in Australia for graduates finding work and starting salary.
New data has revealed UniSQ undergraduates have the second highest starting pay packet in the country, with a median starting salary of $75,000.
The 2022 Graduate Outcome Survey National Report also revealed UniSQ graduates achieve an overall employment rate of more than 95 per cent – among the top three universities in Australia.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said the rankings reflected the University’s commitment to developing industry-relevant programs and work-ready graduates.
“Our success in this area has been consistent for years, demonstrating that jobs and employability remain at the forefront of everything we do,” Professor Mackenzie said.
“The flexibility of our offerings enables our students to gain important employment and industry experience as part of their studies, which gives them an advantage when it comes to post-graduation employment.”
The University of Southern Queensland has campuses in Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich and online and works with industry to develop its programs. Many UniSQ degrees are accredited by relevant national professional bodies, including Teacher Education, Nursing, Psychology, Accounting, Law, Engineering and Computer Science.
Professor Mackenzie said the University of Southern Queensland’s strong connections with regional communities played a significant role in its leading graduate outcomes.
“Seven out of 10 students who study at a regional university like the University of Southern Queensland go on to work in regional areas, driving economic and social development,” she said.
“UniSQ has strong links with our communities, enriching the experience of our students and providing the workforce of the future for regional areas.”
“We continue to build on our strengths as a leading Australian university in graduate outcomes by creating and sharing knowledge, transforming lives and solving the problems that matter to our world.”