University of Adelaide tops nation for further study

Wednesday, 2 August 2006

The University of Adelaide tops the nation for the number of Bachelor degree graduates going on to further full-time study.

Almost half - 48% - of 2005 graduates surveyed went on to further full-time study, well above a national average of 22.5%.

These are the latest figures from Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) which today (Wednesday, 2 August) released this year's Course Experience and Graduate Destination Survey results, based on a national survey of Australian university graduates from 2005.

University of Adelaide Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Fred McDougall said: "This is an excellent result for the University of Adelaide and reflects our status as one of the most research intensive universities in South-East Asia and our reputation for world-class research.

"The University of Adelaide makes a very strong contribution to Australian graduates' decision to further their qualifications, which in turn contributes to the nation's overall research output. Perhaps some of these graduates will go on to join our existing three Nobel Prize winning graduates.

"The University is also working very hard towards meeting our ambition of being among the top universities for learning and teaching, and was delighted to report we've made a significant step in that direction with the greatest increase in overall student satisfaction of any university in Australia."

Fields of study at the University of Adelaide that had high percentages of graduates proceeding to further full-time study included humanities (73.5%), geology (72.4%), chemistry (69.6%), psychology (64.3%) and languages (64.0%).

  • Bachelor graduates include those with a Bachelor degree, Honours, Graduate Bachelor and Diploma.


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