Our university rankings

We're number one in Victoria for graduate outcomes for six years running*

Supporting our students to achieve success in their studies and in life is something we are proud of.

As Victoria's premier regional university, we transform lives, and how we do this is reflected in The Good Universities Guide 2022* ratings:


For the fourth year in a row, we are ranked as the number one university in Australia for First-Generation Student Enrolments.


We are the number one university in Victorian several categories, including:

    #1 in Victoria for Graduate Full-time Employment (undergraduate)
    By studying at Federation, you will graduate with the skills employers need and you will be more likely to get a full-time job than students from any other Victorian university.
    #1 in Victoria for Student Support (undergraduate)
    Overall, Federation University has been rated five stars in the last five years for student support at an undergraduate level. This is the longest sustained level of satisfaction of any Victorian university.
    #1 in Victoria for Social Equity
    We are committed to a fair, just and equitable treatment of all students, staff and academics. Due to our consistent leadership in this area, we have been rated five stars and #1 in Victoria in social equity for the last five years.
    #1 in Victoria for Skills Development (undergraduate and postgraduate)
    Our partnerships with an ever-expanding number of local industries and businesses mean that our learning, teaching and research skills are constantly evolving. As a national leader, we are continuously building opportunities for student internships, placements and practicums with industry partners as well as promoting and enhancing apprenticeships and traineeships.

We are also ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia for high staff-to-student ratios.


Excellence in research

Our research excellence is reflected in the latest Excellence for Research Australia assessment, where Federation was rated at or above world standard in 80% of our submitted Fields of Research.

We are among the top ten Australian universities for industry-connected graduate research programs.

By enrolling as a higher degree (PhD or Masters) by research student, you'll become part of our leading research team and work alongside highly qualified and recognised supervisors, connect with industry, government and the community, and contribute to the global research conversation.

Safe return to on-campus learning

We know the impact the pandemic has had on student experiences. It reinforces why it is so important that we continue our safe return to campus, in line with government advice. We will continue to provide our students with the support and high-quality student experience we are known for.

Source: *The Good Universities Guide 2022, 2021, Employer Satisfaction Survey 2018, QILT 216, 2017 and 2018