Southern Cross University

country rank : 34

world rank     : 986

University Overview

  

Founded in 1994, Southern Cross University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Lismore (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New South Wales. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Coffs Harbour, Tweed Heads. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, Southern Cross University (SCU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Southern Cross University (SCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 23 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students’ past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SCU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

  

University Name(s)


Acronym
SCU


Founded
1994


Motto
A New Way to Think


Yearly Tuition Range

  




uniRank Tuition Range Matrix

Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int’l student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

 

University Admissions

  

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on students’ past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Not reported

Admission Office
Military Road
Lismore 2480
+61 (0)2 6620 3876

 

Size and Profile

  

Student EnrollmentTotal Enrolment Range
10,000-14,999

Academic StaffTotal Faculty Range
700-799

Control TypeControl Type
Public

Entity TypeEntity Type
Non-Profit

 

Facilities and Services 

  

LibraryUniversity Library
Yes Go to Southern Cross University's Library

Housing
Not reported

Sport FacilitiesUniversity Sport Facilities
Yes

Financial AidsUniversity Financial Aids
Yes

Study AbroadStudy Abroad and International Exchange Programs
Yes

Distance LearningDistance Learning and Online Courses
Yes

 

Accreditation

  

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Department of Education and Training, Australia


Year of first Accreditation
1971


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • CPA Australia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • National ELT Accreditation Scheme Limited (NEAS)

 

Affiliations

  

  • Universities Australia

 

Academic Structure

  


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