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CDU Among Australia's Best For Graduate Jobs


New figures in News Corp’s Ultimate Schools Hub campaign has found graduates from regional universities are more likely to have a full-time job within four months of receiving their degree than those from sandstone institutions.

The results, at education.news.com.au, shows Charles Sturt University, with campuses in regional New South Wales, comes out on top for graduate full-time employment, with almost 85 per cent finding jobs within four months.

Only two big-city universities (the University of NSW - 76.2 per cent and the University of Sydney - 75.1 per cent) were the only “sandstone universities’’ are among the top 10 for graduate employment this year, exclusive new data obtained by News Corp Australia reveals.

Eight out of 10 graduates from the University of New England found a full-time job within four months, making it the second-best performer nationally, followed by Charles Darwin University in the NT (79.1 per cent) and Toowoomba-based University of Southern Queensland (78.9 per cent).

USQ vice-chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said the university developed industry-relevant programs and work-ready graduates.

“As a regional university we have strong links with our communities, which enriches the experience of our students as well as providing the workforce of the future in regional areas,’’ she said.

The figures come as News Corp released its Ultimate Schools Hub - Unis comparative tool that allows parents and students to easily compare graduate job prospects of Australia’s universities at education.news.com.au.