Faith based sector leads way in higher education according to latest QILT student experience scores

Australian Christian Higher Education Alliance (ACHEA)

Faith-based higher education providers have dominated the rankings in the latest QILT student experience survey, taking out 12 of the top 14 spots.

The QILT Student Experience Survey is Australia’s only comprehensive survey of current higher education students, measuring student satisfaction data across both university and non-university higher education institutions.

Chair of the Australian Christian Higher Education Alliance (ACHEA), Peter McKeon (CEO – Excelsia College), welcomed the results.

“This is a testament to the high standard of teaching staff and care that faith-basedhigher education institutions provide and the transformative contribution these institutions make to society beyond the classroom.”

“Our institutions are fundamentally committed to creating ‘communities of faith seeking understanding’, and we are delighted to see that students engaged in our learning communities are experiencing the highest quality of educational experience.”

ACHEA represents a coalition of faith-based institutions including Avondale University, Alphacrucis University College, Christian Heritage College, Eastern College, Excelsia College, Morling College, Sheridan Institute of Higher Education and Tabor College.

“We in the ACHEA community are passionate about excelling and developing lifelong learners who are committed to service, and we look forward to working with State and Federal Governments on ensuring that faith-based institutions have the required freedom and support to continue that mission.” Mr McKeon continued.

“ACHEA especially wants to acknowledge Avondale University, who obtained the highest quality education score of all universities in the country, and Sheridan College in Perth and Morling College (Postgraduate) who achieved a 100% feedback score from their students.”

“Our providers play a key role in training and releasing creative, intelligent, and service-minded industry leaders into a variety of professions, and we are eager to work with State and Federal Governments in solving some of the skill and professional shortages across the country.”

“International studies have shown that graduates from Christian higher education institutions are 10% more likely to volunteer in community services, 7.5% more likely to enter human services professions, are more likely to be first-generation and less likely to come from high earning families.”

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