Griffith has received a string of 5-star ratings in the latest Good Universities Guide, soaring 13 places to rank 7th nationally for overall educational experience and jumping 9 places to 10th in the country for teaching quality.

The University also improved 5 places to 11th for learning resources and remains 7th in the country in terms of staff qualifications, the guide recognising the proportion of academic staff with a doctoral qualification.

The Good Universities Guide ranked Griffith in 5th position nationally, up from 16th, for learner engagement, which looks at the proportion of undergraduates who gave a positive assessment of their engagement with learning and in 12th position for skills development for the second year in a row.

Professor Debra Henly

Professor Debra Henly

Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Debra Henly said Griffith also scored highly in the proportion of domestic students undertaking a bachelor degree who were the first in a generation* (44%) to attend university, ranked 10th in the country.

“Griffith is incredibly proud of the number of students who are the first in a generation to study at a tertiary level,” Professor Henly said.

“I’m pleased we have retained our Good Universities Guide 5-star ranking in this regard as the University takes pride in welcoming students from all walks of life.

“Griffith saw a significant increase in demand for study in Trimester 2 this year and anticipates there will continue to be more interest in university study in 2021, as a result of the pandemic.

“The University will continue to encourage and welcome students to study in areas of their passion.

“Our programs are designed to support excellent graduate employment outcomes across all disciplines.”

*”This rating shows the proportion of domestic students commencing a bachelor degree whose parents’ education is known and does not exceed a vocational qualification. These students are the first in a generation to attend university.” Source: Good Universities Guide 2021