JCU’s five-star jobs rating

James Cook University graduates continue to be in high demand, with the latest Good Universities Guide awarding the university a five star rating for getting a job.

JCU Dental School
Dentistry at JCU is popular among Canadian students

For the fifth year in a row, the authoritative tertiary education guide has given JCU five out of five stars for job success.

The rating means JCU is in the top 20% of universities whose graduates (aged under 25) were able to find full-time work within four months of graduation.

Only six other Australian universities scored such a result.

JCU continues to record extremely strong results for the standard of its teaching, with the guide awarding the university four stars for “teaching quality.”

JCU also received four stars for the “generic skills” it teaches its students, and a four star rating for the proportion of its domestic students from a low socio-economic background. Four stars is the second highest possible rating.

JCU Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said it’s very pleasing that JCU graduates are in demand and finding employment quickly.

“JCU graduates are receiving a high-quality education that provides them with very strong career prospects.

“Our graduates are highly sought after by employers, and they continue to make a difference in their communities.

“The university’s goal is to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference, and these results confirm we are achieving that.”

The Good Universities Guide (2016) also found JCU graduates continue to be well paid, with the University receiving three stars for graduates’ starting salaries.

Satisfaction with studying at JCU has improved. James Cook University’s rating for overall student satisfaction has risen from two stars to three.

JCU continues to receive three stars for “student demand,” the proportion of commencing bachelor degree students with high entrance scores.

Popular schools and programs at JCU for Canadian students
  • JCU Medical School
  • JCU Dental School
  • JCU Pharmacy School
  • JCU Environmental Sciences
  • JCU Law School
  • JCU Nursing School
  • JCU Science

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