The quality of the educational experience for both international and domestic undergraduate students at Australian universities has improved since the pandemic.
The results of the 2022 student experience and international student experience surveys have been released today and show encouraging trends, although the impacts of COVID-19 are still being felt.
The two annual surveys collect data from students across 141 higher education providers, including 42 universities.
According to the surveys, the quality of Australian educators has been recognised with international students recording an all-time high rating for teaching quality at 80 per cent, on par with domestic students.
Other key findings include:
- The rating international students gave to the quality of their entire educational experience rose 7 per cent to 74 per cent.
- Domestic students rated the quality of their entire educational experience at 76 per cent, up from 74 per cent.
- Female students rate their experience higher (77 per cent) than male students (74 per cent).
- Students aged over 40 rates their experience higher (81 per cent) than those under 40.
- International undergraduate students rated their overall living experience in Australia highly, with 94 per cent of international students rating their living experience positively.
- International students rated personal safety and security as the main reason for studying in Australia at 96 per cent.
- Students studying agriculture and environmental studies (84 per cent), veterinary science (81 per cent) and rehabilitation (82 per cent) rated their overall experience highest.
The full results from the 2022 Student Experience Survey and the 2022 International Student Experience Survey can be found at the QILT website www.qilt.edu.au.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Jason Clare:
“The results underscore Australia’s great reputation for delivering high quality education.”