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Ranked top in Australia and 25th in the World
(2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings)

55% of students are enrolled in Higher Degree Research or Graduate Coursework Programs

Six Nobel Laureate Alumni
The highest of any Australian University

More than 22,000 Students in 2014

Ranked in the top 25 globally in 15 of the 30 World University Subject Rankings
(2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings)

ACT is the best place to live in the World
(2014 OECD's Better Life Index Rankings)

94% of ANU research is rated "above world standard"
(2012 Australian Government's Excellence in Research for Australia Report)

Almost 5,000 students lived on campus in 2014, more than 20% of student population

Ranked first in Australia and ninth in the world for International Outlook
(2014-15 Times Higher Education International Outlook indicator)

Ranked first in Australia for producing the most employable graduates
(2013 Emerging Global Employability University Survey)

5-star (maximum) rating

  • Student demand
  • Student-staff ratio
  • Research intensivity
  • Research grants
  • Staff qualifications
  • Student retention
  • Graduate starting salary
  • Success in getting a job

(2015 Good Universities Guide)

Highest Australian Staff to Student load ratio
(2012 Department of Education HES)


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Below are latest high-level ANU statistics reflecting 2013 student, research and finance data and 2014 staff data. Please note that any discrepancy in totals is due to rounding.

  • Students

      Students, 2013
      No of Students % of Enrolments Load
      Citizenship Domestic
      15,523
      74%
      10,283
      International
      5,590
      26%
      4,474
      Commencing status Commencing
      8,985
      43%
      6,025
      Continuing
      12,128
      57%
      8,732
      Gender Female
      10,947
      52%
      7,573
      Male
      10,166
      48%
      7,184
      Type of attendance Full-time
      14,288
      68%
      12,859
      Part-time
      6,825
      32%
      1,898
      Program group Doctorate by Research
      2,711
      13%
      2,027
      Masters by Research
      155
      1%
      91
      Doctorate by Coursework
      2
      0%
      1
      Masters by Coursework
      4,542
      22%
      2,603
      Other graduate
      3,430
      16%
      1,382
      Graduate total
      10,840
      51%
      6,104
      Bachelor
      9,747
      46%
      8,386
      Other undergraduate
      305
      1%
      114
      Undergraduate total
      10,052
      48%
      8,500
      Non-award and enabling
      221
      1%
      153
      ANU total
      21,113
      14,757
  • Staff

      Continuing and contract staff FTE, 2014
      ANU College Academic General Total
      Arts and Social Sciences
      240
      134
      374
      Asia and the Pacific
      280
      194
      474
      Business and Economics
      130
      53
      183
      Engineering and Computer Science
      98
      74
      172
      Law
      87
      57
      144
      Medicine, Biology and Environment
      371
      334
      705
      Physical and Mathematical Sciences
      365
      271
      637
      Joint Colleges of Science
      4
      34
      37
      Other
      24
      1,003
      1,027
      Staff total FTE
      1,599
      2,154
      3,753

      Excludes independent operations

  • Research

      HERDC research outcomes, 2013
      HERDC income Publications
      ANU College ($'000) (weighted)
      Arts and Social Sciences
      14,715
      760
      Asia and the Pacific
      32,160
      736
      Business and Economics
      1,404
      101
      Engineering and Computer Science
      11,559
      380
      Law
      2,801
      99
      Medicine, Biology and Environment
      55,676
      716
      Physical and Mathematical Sciences
      47,847
      668
      Joint Colleges of Science
      332
      2
      Other
      83,953
      37
      ANU E
      1,033
      ANU total
      251,480
      3,499

      More statistics about research management data at ANU are available at the Research Office website.

  • Finance

      2013 financial statements
      Income $'000 Expenditure $'000
      Federal government assistance 629,464 Employee expenses: academic 258,407
      State government assistance 3,010 Employee expenses: non-academic 257,280
      Fees and charges 167,754 Site maintenance and servicing 57,182
      Investment revenue 74,938 Consumables, research and training materials 101,511
      Consultancy and contracts 52,084 Employee-related expenses 39,012
      Other revenue 50,261 Travel, conferences and fieldwork 32,590
      Project contributions 30,341
      Scholarships 60,366
      Other service expenses 16,545
      Other expenses 104,779
      Total income
      977,511
      Total expenditure
      958,013

Updated:  2 June 2015/ Responsible Officer:  Director, Planning & Performance Measurement/ Page Contact:  Planning & Performance Measurement