The 2018 Student Experience Survey of more than 280,000 students confirmed the vast majority of undergraduates – a robust 79 per cent – were satisfied with their university studies.
Universities Australia Chief Executive Catriona Jackson said these high levels of student satisfaction reflected a commitment by our universities to deliver engaging, high-quality education.
“Australian universities are constantly innovating to enhance the quality of teaching and learning and student support services,” she said.
“Strong student satisfaction levels across the country are a testament to that consistent focus.”
“The top reasons that students cite for considering leaving their course are health, stress, study-life balance, and the need to do more paid work.”
Indigenous, mature-aged, poorer and regional students and those with a disability were all more likely to consider withdrawing from study due to such financial and personal pressures.