Notre Dame continues to excel in graduate satisfaction

17 November 2020

The University of Notre Dame Australia has once again taken the national top spot for undergraduate graduate satisfaction according to the latest Federal Government’s nationwide Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey.

In the survey results released on 16 November, Notre Dame scored a 91% rating for Overall Satisfaction among undergraduate graduates, which is well above the national average of 80.4% and positions Notre Dame as the number one university nationally for overall satisfaction for the second year running.

The survey results place Notre Dame among the top performing universities nationwide, attaining first in  Australia for Skills Scale (90.6%) and first in Western Australia three years running for Teaching Scale (81.6%), Full-Time Employment (76.6%) and Overall Employment (88.7%). In New South Wales, Notre Dame improved on the 2019 GOS results for Overall Employment.

In the postgraduate (coursework) graduate category, Notre Dame was again first in Western Australia for Overall Satisfaction (88%) and Teaching Scale (78.2%), as well as Full-Time Employment (91%) and Overall Employment (95.1%).

Pro Vice Chancellor Student Experience Professor Selma Alliex said the results reflected the ethos of Notre Dame.

"Our students have once again reaffirmed nationally that the University’s strategy to put students front and centre in all its activities has paid off. It is very pleasing to see that our students are not just satisfied with their education but that they have the skills and outcomes required to be professionals and contributing community members.

"The unique way in which work integrated learning and liberal arts courses are integrated in programs also contributes to the University’s success. Our gratitude goes out to not just the students but also to the hard working staff who make these results possible time and time again."

In a year of turbulence and significant external factors in the form of COVID-19 and the restrictions the pandemic caused, the data collected from the GOS is a valuable metric for understanding the mindsets and career progressions of university students and graduates.

The 2020 GOS was primarily conducted as a national online survey among 112 higher education institutions, including all 41 Australian universities and 71 Non-University Higher Education Institutions. A response rate of 42.3% was recorded across all study levels. Findings from the survey are published on the QILT website:

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