South Australian universities preparing graduates well for current labour market

South Australian university graduates are getting high-paid, full time jobs at the end of their degrees in spite of the state’s high unemployment rates, according to The Good Universities Guide 2016, released today.

Flinders University and the University of Adelaide received four and five-star ratings respectively for ‘Graduate Starting Salary’, and the University of South Australia received a four-star rating for ‘Getting a Full-Time Job’, showing the value of a university degree in today’s job market.

Education Data Manager, Ross White, said starting salary and job outcomes are key factors students consider when making university choices.

“In South Australia up to 34 per cent of students are from interstate, compared to neighbouring Victoria that attracts just 9 per cent of domestic interstate students,” said Mr White. “What The Good Universities Guide 2016 shows is that the outcome of a degree is more than just the degree itself, students want to know that there is a job and salary at the end of their study and they are prepared to travel for this.”

Editor of The Good Universities Guide, Joanna Schwarz, said the Guide is designed to help students consider all their options when beginning the process of researching potential universities.

“Our advice is to consider your needs, interests and skill set, then explore the full range of education providers, research course availability and entry requirements, and investigate facilities and services.” The crucial next step, Ms Schwarz adds, is to critically evaluate all the information before making a final study decision”.

The Good Universities Guide provides the only independent five-star performance ratings of Australian undergraduate courses and their providers.

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About The Good Universities Guide

Considered the most comprehensive and independent source for information on higher education in Australia, The Good Universities Guide features university performance ratings across numerous student-relevant criteria, in-depth field of study analysis and constructive editorial that provides overall direction for choosing the right undergraduate course.


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