List of universities in Australia by enrollment

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This is a comprehensive list of all universities in Australia by total university enrollment. The data is gathered from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations statistics from 2008.[1] For accuracy of comparison, all data is measured in Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL) except for "Total Students".

National universities[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
Australian Catholic University 1,841 15.9% 9,486 82.2% 220 1.9% 11,547 (31) 16,224 (31)

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
The Australian National University 3,946 32.6% 7,996 66.0% 173 1.4% 12,115 (26) 16,600 (29)
University of Canberra 1,599 21.3% 5,775 77.0% 125 1.7% 7,499 (35) 11,189 (35)

New South Wales[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
Charles Sturt University 2,892 16.3% 14,565 82.0% 297 1.7% 17,754 (17) 32,508 (14)
Macquarie University 6,097 27.1% 15,600 69.4% 784 3.5% 22,481 (14) 32,710 (13)
Southern Cross University 1,466 15.6% 7,743 82.4% 184 2.0% 9,393 (33) 15,128 (33)
The University of New England 2,056 23.1% 6,660 75.0% 169 1.9% 8,885 (34) 17,509 (27)
The University of New South Wales 8,258 25.5% 23,335 72.2% 736 2.3% 32,329 (5) 44,664 (5)
The University of Newcastle 3,186 15.9% 15,719 78.4% 1,152 5.7% 20,057 (16) 28,371 (17)
The University of Sydney 9,893 26.6% 26,801 72.1% 472 1.3% 37,166 (2) 48,271 (2)
University of Technology, Sydney 5,731 25.0% 16,947 74.0% 210 0.9% 22,888 (13) 32,258 (15)
University of Western Sydney 3,729 15.2% 20,224 82.5% 565 2.3% 24,518 (11) 33,336 (12)
University of Wollongong 4,173 24.0% 12,648 72.7% 587 3.4% 17,408 (18) 23,465 (20)


Northern Territory[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
Charles Darwin University 579 16.1% 2,674 74.5% 335 9.3% 3,588 (39) 6,332 (38)

Queensland[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
Bond University 1,569 28.9% 3,115 57.4% 743 13.7% 5,427 (37) 6,012 (39)
Central Queensland University 4,206 35.1% 7,193 60.0% 595 5.0% 11,994 (27) 18,579 (26)
Griffith University 4,936 17.8% 22,270 80.3% 538 1.9% 27,744 (9) 43,000 (7)
James Cook University 2,490 21.2% 8,898 75.7% 373 3.2% 11,761 (29) 16,431 (30)
Queensland University of Technology 4,529 15.7% 24,242 83.9% 124 0.4% 28,895 (7) 39,242 (8)
The University of Queensland 6,340 21.3% 23,153 77.7% 309 1.0% 29,802 (6) 38,050 (9)
University of Southern Queensland 3,015 24.6% 8,628 70.5% 594 4.9% 12,237 (25) 24,233 (18)
University of the Sunshine Coast 640 14.0% 3,401 74.5% 525 11.5% 4,566 (38) 7,048 (37)

South Australia[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
The Flinders University of South Australia 2,259 19.4% 9,319 80.2% 44 0.4% 11,622 (30) 16,178 (32)
The University of Adelaide 3,648 21.7% 12,837 76.3% 346 2.1% 16,831 (19) 20,983 (21)
University of South Australia 4,854 19.9% 19,193 78.6% 377 1.5% 24,424 (12) 35,845 (11)

Tasmania[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
University of Tasmania 2,235 15.5% 11,834 81.8% 393 2.7% 14,462 (23) 20,082 (24)

Victoria[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
Deakin University 4,831 18.9% 20,550 80.3% 195 0.8% 25,576 (10) 36,023 (10)
La Trobe University 4,767 21.2% 17,592 78.6% 48 0.2% 22,387 (15) 29,003 (16)
Monash University 8,927 20.8% 33,584 78.4% 314 0.7% 42,825 (1) 56,573 (1)
RMIT University 6,206 17.9% 28,293 81.8% 89 0.3% 34,588 (4) 46,583 (3)
Swinburne University of Technology 3,491 24.7% 10,518 74.5% 115 0.8% 14,124 (24) 20,301 (23)
The University of Melbourne 9,914 27.9% 25,326 71.4% 248 0.7% 35,488 (3) 44,855 (4)
University of Ballarat 5,195 51.8% 4,702 46.9% 139 1.4% 10,036 (32) 13,125 (34)
Victoria University 2,310 15.2% 12,523 82.6% 324 2.1% 15,157 (22) 20,869 (22)

Western Australia[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
Curtin University 4,764 16.8% 23,174 81.5% 503 1.8% 28,441 (8) 40,833 (6)
Edith Cowan University 3,170 20.4% 11,866 76.3% 509 3.3% 15,545 (21) 24,201 (19)
Murdoch University 1,791 15.2% 9,776 83.1% 199 1.7% 11,766 (28) 16,615 (28)
The University of Notre Dame Australia 314 5.7% 4,942 89.3% 278 5.0% 5,534 (36) 7,062 (36)
The University of Western Australia 3,142 19.2% 13,169 80.5% 58 0.4% 16,369 (20) 19,993 (25)

Largest universities[edit]

By all students[edit]

By EFTSL[edit]

Rank University All Students - EFTSL
1. Monash University (Victoria) 42,825
2. The University of Sydney (New South Wales) 37,166
3. The University of Melbourne (Victoria) 35,488
4. RMIT University (Victoria) 34,588
5. The University of New South Wales (New South Wales) 32,329

By enrolments[edit]

Rank University All Students - Enrolments
1. Monash University (Victoria) 56,573
2. The University of Sydney (New South Wales) 48,271
3. Curtin University (Western Australia) 47,960
4. RMIT University (Victoria) 46,583

By undergraduate students[edit]

Rank University Undergraduate - EFTSL
1. Monash University (Victoria) 33,584
2. Griffith University (Queensland) 31,000
3. The University of Sydney (New South Wales) 26,801
4. The University of Melbourne (Victoria) 25,326
5. Queensland University of Technology (Queensland) 24,242


Rank University Undergraduate - % of Total
1. The University of Notre Dame Australia (Western Australia) 89.3%
2. Queensland University of Technology (Queensland) 83.9%
3. Murdoch University (Western Australia) 83.1%
4. Victoria University (Victoria) 82.6%
5. University of Western Sydney (New South Wales) 82.5%

By postgraduate students[edit]

Rank University Postgraduate - EFTSL
1. The University of Melbourne (Victoria) 9,914
2. The University of Sydney (New South Wales) 9,893
3. Monash University (Victoria) 8,927
4. The University of New South Wales (New South Wales) 8,258
5. The University of Queensland (Queensland) 6,340


Rank University Postgraduate - % of Total
1. University of Ballarat (Victoria) 51.8%
2. Central Queensland University (Queensland) 35.1%
3. The Australian National University (Australian Capital Territory) 32.6%
4. Bond University (Queensland) 28.9%
5. The University of Melbourne (Victoria) 27.9%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Students 2008 Full Year