Student satisfaction

At Deakin, we pride ourselves on the satisfaction of our students and the success of our graduates. To us, the experience of each student matters, from the quality of teaching they receive to their ongoing employability. When Deakin scores highly in a number of rankings year on year, it's thanks to thousands of these great individual experiences.

Overall student satisfaction

We've maintained the highest level of overall student satisfaction among Victorian universities for the last six years (AGS 2010–2015).

Compared with all other universities in Victoria

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1st 1st  1st 1st 1st 1st

Source: Student Experience Survey, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

Satisfaction with educational experience

83%

Eighty three per cent of Deakin’s students thought that the overall quality of their educational experience at Deakin was ‘good’ or ‘excellent’. This was the second highest satisfaction level in Victoria and 10th in Australia.

Source: Student Experience Survey, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

Student satisfaction with areas of study

Deakin has five areas of study at least 10 percentage points above the national average.

  • Teacher education 
  • Teacher education – early childhood
  • Architecture and urban environments
  • Social work

Source: Student Experience Survey, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

Student satisfaction with university performance

Areas of student satisfaction that Deakin scores consistently above the national average are listed below.

Learning resources

93%

Teaching quality

83%

Skills development

83%

Student support

77%

Source: Student Experience Survey, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

Undergraduate satisfaction with IT resources

89.9%

Source: 2015 Student Experience Survey

Student recommendations

Students recommending us to others

87%

Source: 2013 Getting Started at Deakin Survey Report

Research students recommending Deakin

95%

Source: Student Experience Survey, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

Globally competitive rankings

Deakin is an internationally recognised university, both overall and for specific courses. 

  • Deakin was awarded a five-star rating by the prestigious university ranking organisation Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The rating indicates Deakin is world-class in a broad range of areas, has cutting-edge facilities and is internationally renowned for its research and teaching.
  • Deakin is in the top 2% of the world's universities. This rating indicates world-class facilities, research and teaching, as well as employability, innovation and inclusiveness.
  • We are number 36 in the QS World University Rankings of Universities Under 50 Years.

Source: Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), Times Higher Education World University RankingsQS Top University Rankings.

Course world rankings

Deakin's online MBA has been ranked first in Australia (and 16th internationally) by prestigious university rankings organisation QS (2016).

The world's most comprehensive ranking of online and distance learning MBA programs, the decision was based on 18 indicators including employer reputation, work experience of the students studying, accreditation and completion rate.

Find out more about our MBA

Source: Graduate Management Association of Australia and QS accreditation.

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