Website comparing Australian universities focuses on quality

April 3, 2012

The Australian government has unveiled a new website its tertiary education minister says will "help drive universities to lift performance and quality." Through MyUniversity, users can compare Australia's 39 public universities on a variety of data, such as institutional fees, student satisfaction rates, student/staff ratios, and graduate employment outcomes. Students will also be able to look beyond the public institutions to private PSE providers to see what courses are available, including a fee schedule. A postgraduate study section will feature student numbers in master's and PhD fields, as well as scholarships and Commonwealth support. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that some universities have cautioned students not to make their choice of institution solely on information provided by the site. Sydney Morning Herald | MyUniversity