According to the latest data published by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, ACU was Australia’s fastest growing university in 2014, followed by Federation University Australia and University of Tasmania.
The Office of Planning and Strategic Management (OPSM) recently developed the 2014 Student Data Summary Infographic, which compares the University’s enrolments against the sector, using selected national higher education statistics.
In 2014, ACU had the highest growth in student enrolments (15.2 per cent), followed by Federation University Australia (10.0 per cent), University of Tasmania (9.1 per cent), Swinburne University of Technology (8.7 per cent) and University of the Sunshine Coast (8.5 per cent).
Our growth in commencing students was also the highest with a 25.9 per cent increase on 2013 compared to 5.8 per cent for the sector.
The majority of broad fields of education experienced growth in commencing students with Education being the highest growth, up by 41.1 per cent at ACU compared to 8.0 per cent for the sector.
The number of Low SES students at ACU increased by 13.2 per cent between 2013 and 2014 and the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students increased by 16.4 per cent.
For more information about our students, visit OPSM Staff Site (www.acu.edu.au/opsm).