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Facts and figures

Welcome to Federation University's facts and figures page. Here you will find some interesting facts about our university, along with where we rank as a university.

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We contribute over $230 million in real GDP across our campus regions and our research has a direct value of nearly $11 million.*

Our students

  • Undergraduate - 11,010
  • Postgraduate - 5607
  • Higher degrees by research - 313
  • TAFE - 5805

Our staff

Full-time equivalent - 1280

Our campuses

  • Mt Helen (Ballarat)
  • SMB (Ballarat)
  • Camp Street (Ballarat)
  • Gippsland (Churchill)
  • Berwick (Melbourne)
  • Wimmera (Horsham)
  • Brisbane (Queensland)
  • Onshore and offshore partner providers

Our schools

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Psychology and Sport
  • Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences
  • TAFE

Our university rankings

The Good Universities Guide 2021

We have achieved the highest five-star rating in 11 out of 14 areas.

Number one in Australia for:

  • First-Generation Student Enrolments
  • Teaching Quality (postgraduate)

Number one in Victoria for:

  • Graduate Full-time Employment
  • Starting Salary for Graduates ($63,000 average)
  • Student Support (undergraduate)
  • Student Support (postgraduate)
  • Teaching Quality (undergraduate)
  • Learner Engagement
  • Overall Experience (postgraduate)
  • Social Equity
  • Student Teacher Ratio
  • Skills Development (undergraduate)
  • Skills Development (postgraduate)

Five stars for

  • Learner Engagement
  • Learning Resources
  • Overall Graduate Experience

General university rankings

According to the latest (2018) results of the ESS, SES, CEQ and GOS, Federation University Australia is currently ranked at a national level:

  • #1 in Australia for Employability Skills for the second year running*
  • #1 in Australia for Teaching Quality*

And at a state level:

  • #1 in Victoria for Student Support*
  • #1 in Victoria for Skills Development*
  • #1 in Victoria for Learner Engagement*
  • #1 in Victoria for Overall Educational Experience*

* Student Experience Survey (SES) 2018, Australian universities, undergraduate level, results released March 2019

* Student Experience Survey (SES) 2018, Australian universities, postgraduate level, results released March 2019

* Student Experience Survey (SES) 2018, Australian universities, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, results released March 2019

* Source: Nous Group/Centre for Policy Studies for the Regional Universities Network, Economic Impact Study 2018