Bond University No.1 in Australia for student retention

21 February 2020

Bond University is once again Australia’s top university for student retention, according to the latest edition of The Good Universities Guide.

The Guide’s latest rankings show Bond increasing its lead over other Australian universities for retention, as students respond to the Gold Coast-based institution’s accelerated learning programs, small class sizes and student-centred approach.

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Bond’s student retention rate is now 16 per cent above the national average, up 2 per cent on the previous year.

For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Guide also gave Bond University five-star ratings for both student experience, and overall experience.

Bond University received the maximum five-star rating in each of the six categories the Guide uses to measure student experience. The university topped Australia in Learner Engagement, Learning Resources, Skills Development, Student Support, and Teaching Quality, and was best in Queensland for Overall Experience.

Bond University Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Professor Keitha Dunstan, said the university was proud of the results, which reflected Bond’s ongoing commitment to its students.

“We provide a superior student experience that ensures the best possible learning outcomes for our graduates. Students come to Bond because they understand that we value them as individuals and that our academics will partner with them to ensure they achieve their goals. Our high retention rates are testament to the fact our students feel valued and supported with excellent services in an environment where every teacher knows their name.”

In the 2017/18 undergraduate Student Experience Survey released by the federal Department of Education, 89.4 per cent of students rated their educational experience at Bond University as positive, well ahead of the national average of 79 per cent.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Bond University is Australia’s first private, not-for-profit university, modelled on the traditions of the world’s most elite educational institutions.

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