USQ graduates are the highest paid in nation – Australia News

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UPDATE: USQ interim Vice-Chancellor Professor Janet Verbyla said the University’s stellar results in the Good Universities Guide 2018 came down to “a focus on courses and a high level of students who worked part-time during their studies. 

It was revealed this morning that USQ has the highest paid graduates and the second-highest employment rate among graduates in the nation. 

“A lot of our offerings are around the professions and many of our students are already in part-time work,” Ms Verbyla said.

“That combination means they get more out of their education, finish with high employability skills and often have already gained employment.

“We partner with industry to design and develop world-class and practical programs to develop graduates who are both workplace ready and future proofed.”

The guide criteria is broken down into quality of educational experience, overall employment rates of graduates and the median salary of graduates from different universities across Australia.

USQ was awarded a five-star rating in the areas of Starting Salary, Full-Time Employment and Social Equity.

Engineering led the way with the highest percentage for the full-time employment measure.

Another highlight was in the field of Psychology where USQ excelled with five-star results in six measures including both Starting Salary and Full-Time Employment.

Professor Verbyla said she was proud of staff and students for making this top ranking a reality.

“We are very proud of these results and it is a credit to everyone involved with USQ,” she said.

“USQ is highly regarded for its student experience and celebrated for its successful graduate outcomes.”

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