Charles Sturt University has a proud history in regional Australia of providing courses and graduates that help communities to grow and flourish.
At the heart of Charles Sturt’s approach to education is the Wiradjuri phrase ‘yindyamarra winhanganha’. It means ‘the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in’, which reflects the university’s motto: ‘for the public good’.
Strong links to industry connect students with relevant, real-world experience and experts to support learning throughout their courses. This focus on combining practical knowledge with quality learning and teaching makes Charles Sturt graduates some of the most employable in the country.
The university is consistently ranked as the tertiary institution with the highest graduate employment rate in Australia, with 86 per cent of students in full-time employment within four months of graduation (compared to the national average of 72 per cent) according to the 2020 Good Universities Guide.
Additionally, Charles Sturt boasts an outstanding track record of enrolling and graduating students from Indigenous, low socio-economic, and rural backgrounds.
The university offers more than 250 courses across science, business, justice, behavioural sciences, education and arts, and is proudly achieving world-standard outcomes across a wide range of research fields.
Students have flexibility in how they study with Charles Sturt. They can choose to study on campus in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Canberra, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga, or at one of Charles Sturt’s study centres in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. The university also has a strong reputation for online study, enabling students from across the world to study around their other commitments. However they choose to learn, students receive dedicated support and become part of a close-knit community.
The university’s off-shore partnerships in countries including China and the United States open up opportunities to create a global network of students and support a commitment to the benefits of internationalisation of higher education.
Charles Sturt embraces diversity, nurtures individual growth, and values economic, social and environmental sustainability. It is unashamedly a university of the land and people of our regions, one that is genuinely proud of its commitment to producing holistic, far-sighted graduates who help make this a world worth living in.