Macleay Outperforms Australia's Highest Ranked Public Universities

Macleay College has once again performed very well on a majority of indicators reported in the QILT scores released in 2021.

The data indicates Macleay performs not only much better than the national averages on all indicators of graduate satisfaction and the student experience, but also outperformed all of Australia’s public universities on most measures.

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) are a suite of surveys commissioned by the Australian Government that cover the life cycle of a higher education student from commencement to employment. The aim of the Government in developing QILT was to demand and drive increased accountability in the Australian higher education system and deliver greater transparency about how higher education institutions perform, engage and support their students.

"Macleay... Outperformed all of Australia's public universities on most measures."

QILT surveys are the biggest education surveys of their kind in Australia. Around 194,000 undergraduate students and 89,000 postgraduate coursework students from Australian universities and non-university higher education institutions participated in the 2018 Student Experience Survey. The QILT scores refer to the percentage of respondents who rated their experience on each measure positively, with a higher percentage score meaning that more students were satisfied with their experience.

The 2021 QILT results reinforce how highly students and graduates rate their experience at Macleay, where a strong emphasis is placed on 'learning differently,' with small classes and experiential, project-based learning. Classes are facilitated by lecturers who successfully blend senior industry experience and academic qualifications and this combination is highly valued by students. The QILT results this year are a testament to the dedication and hard work of the faculty members and professional staff at Macleay – all of whom are focused on providing a high-quality experience for students.

“At Macleay College a strong emphasis is placed on ‘learning differently’, with small classes and experiential, project-based learning."

Student Experience

Macleay was rated positively by a higher proportion of its students than the rating achieved for the average of ALL of the public universities in Australia (i.e. better than 39 of the 41 public universities).

  • Skills Development – Macleay scored 84.9% – the average public Universities score was 77.9% (the national average for non-public Universities was 80.6%).
  • Learner Engagement – Macleay scored 68.5% –the average public Universities score was 43.2% (the national average for non-public Universities was 59.1%).
  • Teaching Quality – Macleay scored 87.5% –the average public Universities score was 77.6 (the national average for non-public Universities was 81.3%).
  • Student Support – Macleay scored 84.4% the average public Universities score was 73.1% (the national average for non-public Universities was 59.1%).
  • Quality of their Entire Educational Experience – Macleay scored 82.4% which was better than 39 of the 41 public universities – the average public Universities score was 68.4% (the national average for non-public Universities was 74.9%).

Graduate Satisfaction

Macleay was rated positively by a higher proportion of its graduates than the rating achieved for ALL of the public universities in Australia (i.e. better than 39 of the 41 public universities).

  • Overall Satisfaction – Macleay scored 82.4% – the average public Universities score was 68.4% (the national average for non-public Universities was 74.9%).
  • Teaching – Macleay scored 87.59.8% – the next closest public university scored 85.8% (the national average was 80.9%).the average public Universities score was 77.6 (the national average for non-public Universities was 81.3%).
  • Skills – Macleay scored 84.9% – the average public Universities score was 77.9% (the national average for non-public Universities was 80.6%).

 

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