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Curtin University Overview Statistics1 2017-2021

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| Overview | Student Headcount | Student EFTSL | Award Completions | Surveys | Staff FTE | Research Activities |
| Curtin Income and Expenditure |

Overview Statistics

Student Enrolments (Distinct Count2) 2021 59,930
Student Load (EFTSL) 2021 37,432
International Student Enrolments 2021 12,794
Postgraduate Coursework Enrolments 2021 8,356
Higher Degree by Research Enrolments 2021 1,975
Undergraduate Enrolments 2021 51,615
Award Completions 2021 11,350
Total Staff (FTE) 2021 3,643
Academic Staff (FTE) 2021 1,652
Total Expenses 2021 ($'000) $882,845
Net Operating Result 2021 ($'000) $113,311
Journal Articles and Reviews 2020 3,444
Notes
1. The figures shown here may differ to those published in the 2021 Pocket Guide and Annual Report due to data revisions which occurred after the two documents were published.
2. Students may have multiple enrolments during the year.

Student Headcount

2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Total Students
TOTAL Curtin Students (Distinct Count2) 56,646 56,686 57,789 59,202 59,930
TOTAL Curtin Students (excluding non-award Open University Australia (OUA) students 51,823 51,465 51,984 52,639 53,553
GENDER
Female 31,620 31,833 32,540 33,545 34,214
Male 25,014 24,820 25,208 25,614 25,651
Indeterminate/Intersex/Unspecified 22 47 45 57 76
CITIZENSHIP
Domestic and permanent residents 37,801 37,918 38,440 39,802 41,738
International students studying onshore 7,554 7,208 7,338 6,638 5,670
International students studying offshore 7,121 7,074 7,142 6,958 7,124
Not Defined (predominantly OUA) 4,700 5,016 5,469 6,323 6,114
STUDY MODE
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Internal 42,473 42,009 42,368 41,371 41,853
Partially Online 105 94 165 256 322
Fully Online 2,891 2,808 2,880 3,500 3,455
External 11,685 12,355 12,949 14,670 14,876
COURSE LEVEL
Higher Degree - Research 2,376 2,248 2,085 2,082 1,975
Higher Degree - Coursework 5,302 5,164 5,467 5,988 6,165
Other Postgraduate 2,168 1,912 1,920 2,242 2,191
Bachelor's - Honours 3,099 4,024 4,533 4,789 5,349
Bachelor's - Pass 36,016 35,031 34,530 34,072 33,521
Other Undergraduate 30 20 35 336 906
Non Award Courses 9,501 10,021 11,129 11,676 11,839
CAMPUS
Onshore Location
Curtin Perth 37,493 37,126 37,517 37,216 37,626
Curtin Murray Street 1,017 871 752 746 749
Curtin Kalgoorlie 439 345 350 370 454
Muresk Institute 13 19 24
Other onshore centres/partners 411 403 82 52 18
Open Universities Australia 11,273 12,108 12,924 14,786 15,029
Offshore Location
Curtin Mauritius 1,398 2,457 1,573 1,681 1,648
Curtin University Dubai 10 157 363 439 500
Curtin University Malaysia 3,605 3,379 3,161 2,763 2,366
Curtin Singapore 1,372 1,408 1,466 1,481 1,695
Offshore Partners 783 716 581 591 812
2. Students may have multiple enrolments during the year.
SOURCE: BI Student Datamart (as at 23 March 2022)

Student EFTSL

2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Total Students
TOTAL Curtin Students 36,660.9 36,823.2 37,401.8 37,759.4 37,432.3
TOTAL Curtin Students (excluding non-award Open University Australia (OUA) students 35,121.9 35,049.7 35,504.8 35,711.7 35,429.9
LIABILITY CATEGORY
Commonwealth Supported (incl. Contribution Exempt) 21,628.7 21,999.3 22,443.8 23,055.7 23,385.5
Domestic Fee Paying 1,312.5 1,287.2 1,283.7 1,274.9 1,343.4
International Onshore Fee Paying 5,157.3 5,071.1 5,109.0 4,761.2 3,924.5
International Offshore Fee Paying 34.6 30.3 25.7 36.5 49.2
Partner Onshore/Outsourced Teaching/Global Online 234.1 49.4 52.5 48.9 339.6
Partner Offshore 4,142.9 4,062.2 4,006.6 3,746.9 3,566.9
Overseas Partner Fee Paying 1,279.4 1,282.0 1,383.8 1,548.6 1,702.0
Research Training Program 762.2 708.4 668.0 635.4 646.9
Fee Exempt (predominantly OUA) 2,109.3 2,333.5 2,428.7 2,651.5 2,474.4
ENROLLING FACULTY
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Faculty of Humanities 5,728.9 5,616.0 5,517.3 5,443.9 5,343.7
Faculty of Business and Law 7,889.5 7,748.3 7,819.6 7,545.0 7,112.3
Faculty of Science and Engineering 6,054.5 5,904.7 5,892.5 6,157.9 6,269.0
Faculty of Health Sciences 8,887.8 9,078.1 9,195.2 9,390.7 9,584.2
Centre for Aboriginal Studies 97.1 97.1 122.1 88.1 101.1
Cross Institutional Enrolments 65.2 57.9 103.9 106.4 117.6
Centre for Enabling Pathways 520.0 601.4 928.9 982.9 1,262.8
Student Services 4,021.4 4,404.4 4,739.7 5,431.4 5,562.4
Curtin International Office 191.7 195.8 174.9 99.6 36.8
Curtin English 237.0 253.3 228.4 183.7 91.3
Curtin Malaysia 2,962.5 2,820.3 2,594.1 2,262.8 1,881.1
Curtin Dubai 5.4 45.9 85.3 67.0 70.0
COURSE LEVEL
Higher Degree - Research 1,503.0 1,414.9 1,367.3 1,280.1 1,224.6
Higher Degree - Coursework 3,052.9 3,014.1 3,194.5 3,557.4 3,595.8
Other Postgraduate 785.7 631.8 628.3 758.3 668.9
Bachelor's - Honours 2,672.8 3,467.6 3,698.3 3,918.6 4,278.9
Bachelor's - Pass 25,643.1 24,873.9 24,805.9 24,395.4 23,621.6
Other Undergraduate 9.5 7.4 18.0 158.9 306.0
Non Award Courses 2,994.0 3,413.6 3,689.4 3,690.8 3,736.5
SOURCE: BI Student Datamart (as at 23 March 2022)

Award Completions

2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Postgraduate Research 347 310 326 348 332
Postgraduate Coursework 2,695 2,438 2,389 2,430 2,582
Undergraduate 7,398 6,808 7,079 7,060 7,252
Other3 1,131 982 1,193 1,204 1,184
3. Exclude non award and cross institutional/service teaching completions.
SOURCE: BI Student Completions Datamart (as at 23 March 2022)

Surveys

KPI Measure
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Student Experience (Graduates) Overall Satisfaction (CEQ) 82% 81% 83% 83% 80%
Good Teaching Scale (CEQ) 65% 66% 64% 68% 67%
Graduate Qualities Scale (CEQ) 84% 84% 87% 87% 85%
Generic Skills Scale (CEQ) 82% 81% 83% 83% 81%
Student Experience (Current) Overall Satisfaction (SES) (undergraduate) 80% 82% 80% 72% 73%
Teaching Quality (SES) (undergraduate) 82% 84% 82% 79% 78%
Skills Development (SES) (undergraduate) 83% 83% 83% 79% 79%
Learner Engagement (SES) (undergraduate) 63% 62% 62% 47% 51%
Student Support (SES) (undergraduate) 75% 74% 75% 74% 70%
Learner Resources (SES) (undergraduate) 86% 88% 87% 82% 75%
Freedom of Expression (SES) (undergraduate) n/a n/a n/a n/a 84%
Graduate Outcomes Graduate employment rate (GOS) (domestic) 88% 88% 87% 87% 88%
Further study rate (GOS) (domestic) 19% 19% 17% 19% 21%
    Student Experience
    • The CEQ & GOS surveys graduates, while the SES surveys current students.
    • Learner Engagement (SES) is based on ENGAGSAT (includes external and internal students).


    Graduate Outcomes
    • Employment Rate: Number of graduates working full-time, part-time or casual as a proportion of graduates that are available for work.
    • Further Study Rate: Number of graduates who state that they are enrolled in further study (full-time or part-time), as a proportion of all graduates who answered the further study question.
    • Domestic status is determined by residency at time of enrolment.

Staff FTE4

2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
Total 3,992.9 3,847.1 3,815.3 3,838.5 3,643.7
ACADEMIC
Employment Contract
Full Time 1,251.0 1,171.0 1,126.0 1,110.0 1,072.0
Fraction Time (Part Time) 204.7 206.9 214.4 202.5 197.5
Casual/Sessional5 373.7 370.0 385.0 383.0 383.0
Gender
Male 969.9 912.4 883.7 872.5 848.7
Female 858.8 834.9 840.9 822.6 803.4
Indeterminate/Intersex/Unspecified 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.5
Function
Teaching only 662.9 659.6 675.3 661.2 655.1
Research only 503.8 475.9 449.1 434.4 429.3
Teaching and Research 594.6 554.8 548.7 544.7 524.2
Other Functions 68.2 57.6 52.2 55.3 44.0
PROFESSIONAL
Employment Contract
Full Time 1,649.0 1,565.0 1,561.5 1,613.0 1,481.0
Fraction Time (Part Time) 291.3 289.9 292.9 313.3 293.5
Casual/Sessional5 223.2 244.2 235.6 216.6 216.6
Gender
Male 798.2 767.6 754.4 765.9 721.4
Female 1,364.8 1,330.8 1,332.6 1,374.3 1,266.1
Indeterminate/Intersex/Unspecified 0.5 0.8 3.0 2.7 3.7
Function
Teaching only
Research only 49.1 48.1 55.8 53.3
Teaching and Research
Other Functions 2,163.5 2,050.0 2,041.8 2,087.1 1,937.9

FTE by Academic and Professional

Notes:
4 All data is the sum of the whole year's activities;
Staff data is a snapshot
Staff data excludes offshore campus and partner locations
5 2021 casual/sessional staff FTE are estimates for the year
SOURCE: The Department of Education, Skill and Employment (DESE) Staff Submission August 2021

Research Publications

2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Journal Articles and Reviews6 2,746 2,935 3,097 3,498 3,444
Notes:
6 The number of research publications is taken from the Web of Science Database via InCites, and refers to the number of research journal articles and reviews with at least one author affiliated with the University. As results change over time data is a snapshot taken at the end of the year after the publication date.

Curtin Income and Expenditure

2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
CURTIN INCOME ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000)
Australian Government grants $347,088 $354,683 $361,280 $366,506 $428,213
HECS-HELP - Australian Government payments $153,161 $159,941 $168,206 $175,811 $159,788
FEE-HELP $23,741 $22,457 $23,764 $25,776 $27,040
SA - HELP $2,588 $2,674 $2,896 $2,198 $2,413
HECS-HELP - student payments $22,842 $20,640 $18,874 $16,836 $17,576
State and Local Government financial assistance $27,449 $28,254 $17,995 $11,808 $11,845
Fees and Charges $221,757 $208,845 $207,285 $195,546 $172,270
Royalties $20,458 $21,118 $21,407 $20,622 $18,871
Consultancy and contracts $31,856 $34,578 $30,949 $38,517 $31,537
Other revenue $30,406 $27,286 $38,500 $38,009 $36,979
Investment revenue $58,919 $16,511 $78,788 $11,086 $89,530
Total Revenue from continuing operations $940,265 $896,987 $969,944 $902,715 $996,062
Net (Gain) / Loss on disposal of non-current assets -$552 $220 -$1,015 -$176 $94
Total revenue and income from continuing operations $939,713 $897,207 $968,929 $902,539 $996,156
CURTIN EXPENDITURE ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000) ($ '000)
Employee related expenses $536,646 $540,344 $540,836 $571,747 $531,221
Depreciation and amortisation $60,080 $62,346 $70,959 $73,867 $75,016
Repairs and maintenance $13,767 $14,234 $12,842 $12,354 $13,336
Borrowing costs $3,603 $2,273 $3,175 $3,871 $3,454
Impairment of assets $519 $304 $367 $641 $1,408
Deferred superannuation expense $386 $326 $269 $292 $239
Other expenses $245,107 $250,963 $258,427 $240,865 $258,171
Total Expenses from continuing operations $860,108 $870,790 $886,875 $903,637 $882,845
Net Operating Result for year $79,605 $26,417 $82,054 -$1,098 $113,311
Total Comprehensive Income $79,605 $26,417 $82,054 -$1,098 $113,311