Issue 7
Monday, 07 September 2020
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Alisha Chapman is one of many graduates who has secured full-time employment after completing a course at CDU
Alisha Chapman is one of many graduates who has secured full-time employment after completing a course at CDU

Five-star CDU among best for graduate outcomes

By Carl Pfeiffer

Charles Darwin University’s track record for graduate outcomes has gone from strength to strength following the release of the latest Good Universities Guide ratings. 

CDU was rewarded with two new five-star ratings in the Full-Time Employment and Median Salary postgraduate categories. 

The university received a 91% rating in the postgraduate Full-Time Employment category, ranking third in the country, while a postgraduate starting salary of $94,000 places it eighth overall nationally. 

CDU also maintained five-star rankings in the undergraduate Full-Time Employment and Median Salary categories, as well as the First-Generation characteristics category.

The university continues to rank second in the country in both the undergraduate Full-Time Employment and Median Salary categories, while a First-Generation figure of 47% places it sixth nationally. 

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said the excellent result demonstrated the university’s outstanding reputation for graduate outcomes.  

“We're thrilled to be among Australia's best for graduate outcomes and providing first-in-family tertiary study opportunities,” he said. 

“The figures show that students who study with CDU are some of the most likely graduates in the country to gain full-time employment.  

“CDU has now increased its number of five-star rated categories from three to five, demonstrating the university is continuing to go from strength to strength.” 

The Good Universities Guide results were released on Monday and are published online every year.  

The full ratings can be found here: https://data.goodeducation.com.au/tableau/charles-darwin-university-cdu?hash=e94550c93cd70fe748e6982b3439ad3b