Facts and figures

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

If you are a Federation University staff member, and want to see in-depth stats about the university, click the button to go to the business intelligence area.

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

Good Universities Guide 2020

In the 2020 edition of the Good Universities Guide we have achieved the highest five-star rating in nine out of 14 areas – up from three five-star ratings in 2019.

  • Number one in Australia for First-Generation Student Enrolments
  • Number one in Victoria for Social Equity
  • Number one in Victoria for Student Teacher Ratio
  • Number one in Victoria for Starting Salary for graduates ($62,600 average)
  • Number one in Victoria for Full-Time Graduate Employment
  • Number one in Victoria for Skills Development
  • Number one in Victoria for Student Support
  • Number one in Victoria for Teaching Quality
  • Five stars for Overall Student Experience
  • Five stars for Learning Resources

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