Bond University has topped institutions from around Australia to earn the highest level of student satisfaction, according to new data released by the Federal Government today (Wednesday, 12 April).
Students at the independent Gold Coast university rated their educational experience at Bond University the best in the country in the latest undergraduate Student Experience Survey, released by the Department of Education on its Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website.
The annual survey of first and third year students at all Australian higher education providers ranks student satisfaction based on six indicators including the quality of the education experience, teaching quality, learner engagement, learning resources, student support and skills development over a two year period.
More than 90 per cent of students rated their educational experience at Bond University as positive, well above the national average of 80 per cent, based on responses from over 178,000 students Australia-wide.
Bond University also came out on top on all six educational measures assessed in the survey.
Bond University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Tim Brailsford, said providing a quality educational experience for its students was the top priority of the university.
"We are extremely pleased and also humbled that our students have again rated their experience at Bond the best in the nation," he said.
"This achievement reflects our absolute focus on the student, their learning environment, quality of teaching, personal development and graduate outcomes.
"We talk at Bond about transforming our students' lives and it is pleasing that our students recognise what we do and the impact it has on them and their career journey."
The recognition is the latest accolade for Bond University, which just last week was named among the best in the world in the influential Times Higher Education (THE) Top 50 ‘Gen Y’ Universities and ranked between 101-150 in the 2017 THE Young University Rankings.
Bond University was also the only Australian university to make the grade in the Times Higher Education 'Top 20 Small Universities in the World' rankings, which were released in March 2017.