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 and Training Higher Education statistics from 2016.[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 2,804 11.5% 21,169 86.5% 485 2.0% 24,458 (16) 32,915 (20)

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
The Australian National University 7,450 44.1% 9,388 55.5% 69 0.4% 16,908 (27) 23,571 (28)
University of Canberra 2,099 17.9% 9,358 79.8% 268 2.3% 11,724 (32) 17,046 (33)

New South Wales[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
Charles Sturt University 6,659 29.5% 15,196 67.4% 703 3.1% 22,557 (13) 42,923 (19)
Macquarie University 6,187 19.8% 24,536 78.3% 605 1.9% 31,327 (13) 42,753 (14)
Southern Cross University 1,614 16.6% 7,631 78.3% 498 5.1% 9,743 (35) 15,723 (34)
The University of New England 2,714 23.8% 8,357 73.4% 316 2.8% 11,386 (33) 21,789 (30)
The University of New South Wales 11,856 28.3% 29,373 70.2% 615 1.5% 41,844 (5) 56,090 (5)
The University of Newcastle 3,873 16.2% 18,204 76.2% 1,813 7.6% 23,890 (18) 34,601 (17)
The University of Sydney 17,863 37.9% 28,873 61.2% 431 0.9% 47,167 (4) 61,224 (4)
University of Technology, Sydney 7,757 24.1% 23,387 72.6% 1076 3.3% 32,218 (12) 43,163 (12)
University of Wollongong 5,196 20.7% 19,189 76.7% 644 2.6% 25,029 (15) 32,981 (19)
Western Sydney University 4,382 13.1% 28.089 84.4% 824 2.5% 33,294 (11) 44,383 (11)|-

Northern Territory[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
Charles Darwin University 1,360 20.7% 4,654 70.8% 560 8.5% 6,573 (38) 11,825 (38)

Queensland[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
Bond University 2,130 37.7% 2.951 52.3% 562 10.0% 5,645 (39) 6,089 (39)
Central Queensland University 3,799 27.6% 9,002 65.3% 974 7.1% 13,774 (31) 21,702 (31)
Griffith University 6,435 19.1% 26,749 79.3% 541 1.6% 3,723 (10) 46,503 (10)
James Cook University 2,672 17.3% 12,291 79.5% 492 3.2% 15,456 (29) 21,333 (32)
Queensland University of Technology 6,264 17.3% 29,603 81.9% 303 0.8% 36,168 (8) 48,823 (9)
The University of Queensland 10,042 25.0% 29,607 73.6% 566 1.4% 40,214 (6) 51,071 (7)
University of Southern Queensland 3,065 21.0% 10,258 70.5% 1,235 8.5% 14,557 (30) 27,078 (24)
University of the Sunshine Coast 992 10.1% 8,023 82.0% 775 7.9% 9,788 (34) 14,502 (35)

South Australia[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
Flinders University 4,785 28.0% 11,885 69.7% 386 2.3% 17,056 (26) 24,850 (27)
Torrens University Australia 965 31.4% 2,110 68.6% 0 0.0% 3,075 (40) 5,218 (40)
The University of Adelaide 5,057 23.6% 16,187 75.4% 211 1.0% 21,453 (21) 27,199 (23)
University of South Australia 3,652 16.4% 17,763 79.8% 853 3.8% 22,269 (20) 31,394 (21)

Tasmania[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
University of Tasmania 3,390 16.2% 16,669 79.6% 884 4.2% 20,943 (22) 34,571 (18)

Victoria[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
Deakin University 7,826 20.8% 29,650 78.7% 189 0.5% 37,665 (7) 52,926 (6)
Federation University Australia 2,574 26.5% 6,969 71.7% 174 1.8% 9,717 (36) 14,019 (36)
La Trobe University 5,474 19.0% 23,170 80.4% 181 0.6% 28,824 (14) 37,056 (16)
Monash University 15,161 25.7% 43,636 73.9% 239 0.4% 59,036 (1) 73,807 (1)
RMIT University 8,182 17.3% 38,694 81.7% 460 1.0% 47,336 (3) 61,882 (3)
The University of Melbourne 23,314 48.5% 24,444 50.9% 313 0.6% 48,072 (2) 61,938 (2)
Swinburne University of Technology 3,844 15.8% 20,372 83.7% 129 0.5% 24,345 (17) 39,181 (15)
University of Divinity 404 56.7% 309 43.3% 0 0.0% 713 (41) 1,608 (41)
Victoria University 2,771 14.2% 16,275 83.6% 428 2.2% 19,473 (24) 27,001 (25)

Western Australia[edit]

University Name Postgraduate - EFTSL Undergraduate - EFTSL Non-Award - EFTSL All Students - EFTSL (Rank) Total Students (Rank)
Curtin University of Technology 5,415 15.5% 28,197 80.5% 1,392 4.0% 35,002 (9) 50,205 (8)
Edith Cowan University 3,993 21.9% 13,344 73.0% 931 5.1% 18,267 (25) 28,117 (22)
Murdoch University 1,912 12.2% 13,222 84.4% 531 3.4% 15,665 (28) 23,143 (29)
The University of Notre Dame Australia 843 9.1% 7,719 83.2% 710 7.7% 9,273 (37) 12,022 (37)
The University of Western Australia 6,691 34.2% 12,818 65.5% 56 0.3% 19,565 (23) 25,200 (26)

Largest universities[edit]

By all students[edit]

By EFTSL[edit]

Rank University All Students - EFTSL (2016) [2]
1. Monash University (Victoria) 59,036
2. The University of Melbourne (Victoria) 48,072
3. RMIT University (Victoria) 47,336
4. The University of Sydney (New South Wales) 47,167
5. The University of New South Wales (New South Wales) 41,844

By enrolments[edit]

Rank University All Students - Enrolments (2016)[3]
1. Monash University (Victoria) 73,807
2. The University of Melbourne (Victoria) 61,938
3. RMIT University (Victoria) 61,882
4. The University of Sydney (New South Wales) 61,224
5. The University of New South Wales (New South Wales) 56,090

By undergraduate students[edit]

Rank University Undergraduate - EFTSL (2016)[2]
1. Monash University (Victoria) 43,636
2. RMIT University (Victoria) 38,694
3. Deakin University (Victoria) 29,650
4. The University of Queensland (Queensland) 29,607
5. Queensland University of Technology (Queensland) 29,603


Rank University Undergraduate - % of Total (2016)[2]
1. Australian Catholic University (Multi-State) 86.55%
2. Murdoch University (Western Australia) 84.4%
3. Western Sydney University (New South Wales) 84.37%
4. Swinburne University of Technology (Victoria) 83.68%
5. Victoria University (Victoria) 83.58%

By postgraduate students[edit]

Rank University Postgraduate - EFTSL (2016)[2]
1. The University of Melbourne (Victoria) 23,314
2. The University of Sydney (New South Wales) 17,863
3. Monash University (Victoria) 15,161
4. The University of New South Wales (New South Wales) 11,856
5. The University of Queensland (Queensland) 10,042


Rank University Postgraduate - % of Total (2016)[2]
1. University of Divinity (Victoria) 56.66%
2. The University of Melbourne (Victoria) 48.50%
3. The Australian National University (Australian Capital Territory) 44.06%
4. The University of Sydney (New South Wales) 37.87%
5. Bond University (Queensland) 37.73%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2016 Students EFTSL
  2. ^ a b c d e Department of Education and Training, 2016 Students EFTSL tables
  3. ^ Department of Education and Training, 2016 All Students tables

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