The 2016 Student Experience Survey of more than 178,000 students shows that student satisfaction with overall educational experience has remained consistently high over time, with around 80 per cent of students providing positive responses between 2011 and 2016.
The 2016 Employer Satisfaction Survey, also released today, found four out of five supervisors (84 per cent) expressed overall satisfaction with their recent graduates.
It also found that nine out of ten graduates (89 per cent) and supervisors (93 per cent) thought their qualification prepared the graduates for their current jobs.
Universities Australia Chief Executive Belinda Robinson said that the survey results made it clear university students were happy with the quality education at Australia’s universities and that employers recognised the high-level skills of Australian graduates.
“Satisfaction rates across all universities have remained high, a tribute to our world class higher education system,” Ms Robinson said.
“Both surveys show that as our universities have opened up to more students than ever before, quality and standards have remained high. Employers, too, can see that our graduates have the education they need to excel in the workplace,” she said.
Ms Robinson confirmed that all universities were committed to transparency of information for students and their families, and that Universities Australia will continue to work closely with the government in this area.
“We have been big supporters of the Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching (QILT) website. It’s a great way to help students make informed decisions about their university education.”