Statistics

Key facts and figures about UOW—our students, alumni and research.

Students

Student population

  • Student enrolment: 34,554
  • Onshore: 27,140
  • Offshore: 7,414

At what level are they studying?

  • Undergraduate: 23,548
  • Postgraduate coursework: 8,266
  • Higher degree research: 1,555
  • Non-award: 1,185

Where do they study?

  • Wollongong: 23,742
  • Metro & Regional: 2,846
  • Dubai: 3,592
  • Other offshore: 3,822

Student mobility

  • Domestic students participated GLO* in 2021: 155
    *Due to COVID-19 all in-country programs were cancelled in 2020 and 2021. UOW pivoted to virtual programs with Global Mobility Online (GLO).

Research

Research income (2020)

  • HERDC research income received: $70.3M
  • Research Block Grant allocation: $39.4M
  • ARC grant income awarded: $15.96M
  • NHMRC and MRFF grants income awarded: $6.7M

Research Excellence

UOW has 56 disciplines at, above or well above world standard.

Research impact

  • Volume of material available on Open Access: 77,633
  • HDR student completions per 100 academics FTE: 22.66 
  • Scopus publications per 100 academics FTE: 320.24 

Alumni

  • 172,167 alumni from 199 different countries
  • 8,342 degrees completed in 2020 

Staff

  • Academic staff headcount: 1,198
  • Professional staff: 1,581
  • Academic staff with PhDs: 86%
  • Distinguished professors: 14

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