A leader in education
From an enrolment of just five full-time students in the early 1950s, our University now hosts more than 36,000 students, across eight locations in Australia and overseas, including many studying online.
The University has established a major campus at Ourimbah in the wonderful Central Coast region of NSW, and is growing new campuses at Port Macquarie in Mid North NSW and in the heart of two major cities - Sydney and Singapore. The University has also worked to establish teaching and research facilities across NSW and beyond, which actively support rural and regional communities including in Armidale, Moree, Orange, Tamworth and Taree. Approximately 7,000 international students from more than 110 countries choose to study at UoN. The University employs over 3,000 academic staff and 3,400 professional staff, and hosts a global alumni network of more than 115,000 graduates across 118 countries.
The University offers a learning environment that challenges and inspires, comprising degree programs that support students to aspire to be leaders in their field of endeavour. UoN's comprehensive suite of degree programs is enhanced through work-integrated learning that provides a framework to support theoretical learning with valuable hands-on experience. Work-integrated learning is embedded into more than 90 per cent of courses. As a result, UoN graduates are competitive on the world stage with a high level of employability and higher than average starting salaries.
The national move to a student 'demand-driven' system has resulted in an increase in Australian Bachelor degree enrolments in the sector, and growth in domestic Bachelor degree enrolments at UoN in the past two years by eight per cent from 18,100 to around 19,500 students. Importantly, UoN remains a national leader for the commitment and quality of its programs, which support access for students from a range of backgrounds to higher education, including those from a low socioeconomic background, as well as Indigenous students. A commitment to the principle of equity is very much part of the 'UoN DNA', supported by wonderful and generous donors from our UoN family who have funded scholarships, prizes and awards to support bright students to complete a university education, independent of their background and financial circumstances.