List of Australian universities by size (student numbers)

University Students ('000) Int'l ('000) On campus ('000)
Australian Catholic University 30.8 2.8 27.4
Australian National University 22.3 6.2 22.0
Bond University 5.0 1.8 5.0
Charles Darwin University 10.5 2.4 4.8
Charles Sturt University 38.7 7.5 16.1
CQUniversity 18.2 4.7 8.6
Curtin University 48.4 15.2 40.8
Deakin University 51.3 8.3 37.8
Edith Cowan University 25.1 4.3 19.7
Federation University Australia 14.8 7.1 14.3
Flinders University 23.6 4.4 20.6
Griffith University 44.2 8.1 41.1
James Cook University 20.8 5.7 18.7
La Trobe University 35.4 7.9 34.0
Macquarie University 39.4 8.2 36.0
Monash University 69.4 25.7 63.6
Murdoch University 22.6 9.7 19.8
Queensland University of Technology 47.3 7.6 42.4
RMIT University 59.4 26.3 58.6
Southern Cross University 13.4 2.2 8.0
Swinburne University of Technology 36.8 8.5 22.4
Torrens University Australia 0.9 0.2 0.2
University of Adelaide 26.4 6.8 26.1
University of Canberra 16.4 3.9 15.8
University of Divinity 1.6 0.1 1.4
University of Melbourne 57.8 17.8 57.0
University of New England 20.9 0.9 4.0
University of New South Wales 52.3 13.2 49.9
University of Newcastle 32.1 4.9 26.7
University of Notre Dame Australia 10.9 0.1 10.8
University of Queensland 49.5 11.8 48.0
University of South Australia 30.4 5.6 24.6
University of Southern Queensland 24.9 4.2 7.4
University of Sydney 57.6 15.3 55.9
University of Tasmania 31.5 5.3 19.5
University of Technology Sydney 39.4 10.2 38.8
University of the Sunshine Coast 11.2 1.2 11.1
University of Western Australia 25.1 4.8 25.0
University of Wollongong 30.3 12.4 29.4
Victoria University 26.4 9.2 25.9
Western Sydney University 43.8 4.5 42.7
List making university student.

The list shows that, by size (student numbers), Monash is Australia's largest university, with close to 70,000 students. 1.366 million people studied for degrees with Australian universities in 2015. Of these, 349,000 were international students. 85% of students attended classes on campus (15% were doing online courses).

Student Numbers by Subject (Bachelor Degrees)

The following lists show student numbers (with graduate outcomes) by popular subject.

  • The stats are for bachelor-degree students and graduates.
  • Enrollment stats (indicating program size) are from uCube (2015 data).
  • Graduate job and course outcomes are from the Graduate Destinations Survey (2013-2015 results).

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

University Students Employed % Studying % Neither %
Australian Catholic University 6321 56 35 8
Australian National University 12872 63 34 3
Bond University 1771 53 22 25
Charles Darwin University 2045 81 19 0
Charles Sturt University 9049 81 10 9
Curtin University 7334 65 28 7
Deakin University 13802 60 35 5
Edith Cowan University 4406 61 24 15
Federation University Australia 1438 52 18 30
Flinders University 7803 51 31 19
Griffith University 9872 54 30 17
James Cook University 4110 54 32 14
La Trobe University 7400 56 44 0
Macquarie University 19502 63 21 16
Monash University 17506 57 41 2
Murdoch University 5659 65 21 14
Queensland University of Technology 7916 67 21 13
RMIT University 4588 57 37 6
Southern Cross University 2584 66 15 20
Swinburne University of Technology 6778 51 29 21
University of Adelaide 5891 36 47 18
University of Canberra 3404 59 18 23
University of Divinity 1588 86 14 0
University of Melbourne 11798 59 41 0
University of New England 8130 71 17 12
University of New South Wales 11554 69 26 6
University of Newcastle 5314 49 42 9
University of Notre Dame Australia 2647 53 26 21
University of Queensland 12628 59 31 9
University of South Australia 3529 61 33 7
University of Southern Queensland 3586 75 25 0
University of Sydney 16074 51 41 8
University of Tasmania 5879 48 45 7
University of Technology Sydney 4692 72 9 19
University of the Sunshine Coast 2286 37 22 42
University of Western Australia 5007 61 37 2
University of Wollongong 5186 59 41 0
Victoria University 5196 44 43 13
Western Sydney University 13306 51 49 0

Arts degree numbers

Students = number of undergraduate (bachelor degree) students enrolled in Society and Culture courses.

Employed, Studying and Neither percentages = job status of Humanities and Social Sciences bachelor students within 6 months of graduating (sourced from Graduate Destinations Survey).

Bachelor of Arts

The BA today is made up of subjects with origins in the humanities; history, literature, languages and philosophy and the disciplines developed during the 19th century... social sciences; cultural studies, sociology and politics.

Business, Commerce and Management

Business School Students Employed % Studying % Neither %
Australian Catholic University 2506 60 7 33
Australian National University 2244 78 17 5
Bond University 649 73 18 9
Charles Darwin University 880 84 6 10
Charles Sturt University 4992 88 4 8
CQUniversity 2571 84 6 10
Curtin University 11618 69 8 23
Deakin University 8781 71 11 18
Edith Cowan University 3036 68 9 23
Federation University Australia 3089 71 8 21
Flinders University 1336 61 10 29
Griffith University 9583 70 11 20
James Cook University 3181 75 10 15
La Trobe University 6706 64 13 23
Macquarie University 6396 72 10 18
Monash University 13810 72 13 16
Murdoch University 6637 63 9 28
Queensland University of Technology 8758 76 10 15
RMIT University 21050 70 11 20
Southern Cross University 2738 82 7 11
Swinburne University of Technology 9484 70 10 20
University of Adelaide 3235 64 26 10
University of Canberra 3942 76 8 16
University of Melbourne 5529 77 23 0
University of New England 1433 86 8 7
University of New South Wales 7372 82 11 7
University of Newcastle 3033 74 21 5
University of Notre Dame Australia 1000 77 7 16
University of Queensland 6648 75 14 11
University of South Australia 5164 75 8 18
University of Southern Queensland 3600 87 8 5
University of Sydney 4483 77 23 0
University of Tasmania 4967 76 13 11
University of Technology Sydney 8328 73 9 19
University of the Sunshine Coast 1597 69 6 25
University of Western Australia 4145 74 16 10
University of Wollongong 6911 81 10 9
Victoria University 9261 56 11 33
Western Sydney University 8664 66 11 23

Business degree numbers

Students = number of undergraduate (bachelor degree) students enrolled in Management and Commerce courses.

Employed, Studying and Neither percentages = job status of Business and Management bachelor students within 6 months of graduating (sourced from Graduate Destinations Survey).

Business studies

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business will have the knowledge and ability to work as specialist business professionals... The degree offers diverse core units in first year before specialising, so that students have the flexibility to determine what business career they wish to pursue.

Engineering

Engineering School Students Employed % Studying % Neither %
Australian National University 1256
Charles Darwin University 573 96 4 0
CQUniversity 1172 87 3 11
Curtin University 6756 72 3 25
Deakin University 2167 74 11 16
Edith Cowan University 1659 67 13 20
Federation University Australia 649 94 6 0
Flinders University 756 67 7 27
Griffith University 2755 66 8 26
James Cook University 689 79 13 8
La Trobe University 752 74 9 17
Macquarie University 672
Monash University 6864 76 12 12
Murdoch University 658 72 5 23
Queensland University of Technology 4533 77 8 15
RMIT University 8516 66 23 12
Southern Cross University 72
Swinburne University of Technology 5873 74 12 14
University of Adelaide 4259 71 11 18
University of Canberra 73
University of Melbourne 3063 63 37 0
University of New England 78
University of New South Wales 12321 81 7 12
University of Newcastle 2743 83 7 11
University of Queensland 5867 78 7 15
University of South Australia 2585 69 17 15
University of Southern Queensland 4315 96 4 0
University of Sydney 5702 76 11 13
University of Tasmania 1742 76 14 10
University of Technology Sydney 5097 80 5 16
University of the Sunshine Coast 408 77 0 24
University of Western Australia 1896 75 25 0
University of Wollongong 3094 89 7 4
Victoria University 1098 61 9 30
Western Sydney University 2018 74 7 20

Engineering degree numbers

Students = number of undergraduate (bachelor degree) students enrolled in Engineering and Related Technologies courses.

Employed, Studying and Neither percentages = job status of Engineering bachelor students within 6 months of graduating (sourced from Graduate Destinations Survey).

Engineering training

As new industries and technologies emerge, engineers are expected to be more versatile – able to work internationally and across traditional engineering disciplines. Our multidisciplinary approach prepares you to design sustainable and creative solutions.

Science

University Students Employed % Studying % Neither %
Australian Catholic University 111
Australian National University 3172 63 37 0
Bond University 128 27 51 23
Charles Darwin University 247 79 21 0
Charles Sturt University 1279 70 22 7
CQUniversity 539 55 11 34
Curtin University 3798 62 34 4
Deakin University 2620 45 44 11
Edith Cowan University 928 40 35 25
Federation University Australia 773 59 34 8
Flinders University 2106 36 43 21
Griffith University 2702 45 56 0
James Cook University 1834 49 39 12
La Trobe University 2735 46 50 5
Macquarie University 3454 52 32 16
Monash University 9418 45 53 2
Murdoch University 3566 59 31 10
Queensland University of Technology 2662 60 40 0
RMIT University 3096 46 38 16
Southern Cross University 567 71
Swinburne University of Technology 1374 53 37 10
University of Adelaide 3397 53 47 0
University of Canberra 1021 62 35 3
University of Melbourne 11430 48 52 0
University of New England 1671 61 32 7
University of New South Wales 6724 67 33 0
University of Newcastle 1966 44 43 13
University of Notre Dame Australia 233 54
University of Queensland 8181 60 40 0
University of South Australia 1161 68 32 0
University of Southern Queensland 1567 71 29 0
University of Sydney 6635 50 50 0
University of Tasmania 1944 44 50 7
University of Technology Sydney 3977 40 44 16
University of the Sunshine Coast 994 51 32 17
University of Western Australia 9084 53 47 0
University of Wollongong 2306 58 42 0
Victoria University 471 33 54 12
Western Sydney University 3564 42 39 18

Science degree numbers

Students = number of undergraduate (bachelor degree) students enrolled in Natural and Physical Sciences courses.

Employed, Studying and Neither percentages = job status of Science bachelor students within 6 months of graduating (sourced from Graduate Destinations Survey).

Bachelor of Science

Because science is broad, you’ll have the opportunity to major in one, or even two, areas that particularly interest you. You’ll also be able to study non-science units that feed your curiosity.

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