List of Australia's 42 universities by home state

In Australia, there are a total of 42 universities. Each state or territory is home to at least one main campus. Many Australian universities have multiple campuses that may be located in their home state or extend into other parts of the country.

The number of universities with a home campus in each state are NSW: 11, VIC: 10, QLD: 8, WA: 5, SA: 4, ACT: 2, TAS: 1, NT: 1.

Detailed geography: See this campus table for an extended list of all universities with a campus in a city or state.

What are the 8 top Australian universities?

The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of leading research-intensive universities in Australia. It was founded in 1999 and its members are the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University, the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia, the University of Adelaide, Monash University, and UNSW Sydney.

The universities are among the oldest in the country and rank highly in international university rankings, which are normally based on research reputation. At any given time, several of the unis may be ranked in the world's top 100.

Just because a university is a member of the Go8 does not mean you will receive a better education there than at other Australian universities. The quality of teaching varies within and across universities. Do your own research about programs to find the ideal course for you.

How many universities are there in Australia?

There are 42 universities in Australia. While it has previously been reported that Australia has 43 universities, that figure is out of date. Carnegie Mellon University, which is American and had a small satellite campus in Adelaide, is ceasing operations in Australia.

Carnegie Mellon University: This is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The University announced on 29 June 2022 that it will wind down operations at its Adelaide campus due to the impact of COVID-19 and changes in the international education market. Current students will still be supported, but new enrollments will no longer be accepted. CMU will continue to operate in its other global locations.

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