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Curtin University Student Statistics 2015-2019

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(a) TOTAL Curtin Students (Distinct Count1) 59,928 38,489.5 58,207 37,528.8 56,647 36,660.8 56,684 36,822.6 57,784 37,421.9
(b) TOTAL Curtin Students (excluding non-award Open University Australia (OUA) students 53,601 36,548.3 52,985 35,917.7 51,824 35,122.1 51,461 35,048.0 51,985 35,529.1
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Domestic and permanent residents 37,815 24,430.4 37,797 24,548.8 37,801 24,393.2 37,915 24,639.9 38,437 25,077.4
International onshore 8,913 6,538.2 8,613 6,105.3 7,554 5,532.4 7,208 5,303.1 7,339 5,360.9
International offshore 7,716 5,812.4 7,311 5,513.4 7,121 5,421.0 7,073 5,340.6 7,143 5,378.9
Not Defined (predominately OUAs) 6,111 1,708.5 5,051 1,361.4 4,701 1,314.1 5,018 1,539.0 5,465 1,604.8
(c) Total International 16,629 12,350.6 15,924 11,618.6 14,675 10,953.5 14,281 10,643.7 14,482 10,739.8
(c/b) Percentage International Students - Excluding non-award OUA students 31.0% 33.8% 30.1% 32.3% 28.3% 31.2% 27.8% 30.4% 27.9% 30.2%
(c/a) Percentage International Students - Overall 27.7% 32.1% 27.4% 31.0% 25.9% 29.9% 25.2% 28.9% 25.1% 28.7%
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Female 33,598 20,985.0 32,558 20,254.8 31,622 19,766.9 31,834 19,990.8 32,536 20,375.3
Male 26,339 17,504.5 25,656 17,268.3 25,013 16,880.7 24,817 16,808.3 25,207 17,025.5
Indeterminate/Intersex/Unspecified     9 5.8 22 13.2 47 23.5 45 21.1
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Internal students 44,114 32,383.6 43,942 32,023.1 42,481 31,230.6 42,016 31,078.4 42,352 31,308.7
Partially Online 95 41.2 92 44.5 104 53.5 94 44.8 165 91.4
Fully Online 2,937 1,218.2 3,059 1,265.3 2,871 1,185.9 2,783 1,188.7 2,872 1,219.9
External2 13,265 4,846.5 11,621 4,196.0 11,689 4,190.8 12,358 4,510.7 12,940 4,802.0
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Full-Time 37,525 31,439.2 37,189 30,850.0 35,837 30,012.3 36,171 30,213.6 36,531 30,608.7
Part-Time 22,403 7,050.3 21,018 6,678.9 20,810 6,648.5 20,513 6,609.0 21,253 6,813.3
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Commonwealth Supported 28,544 20,015.3 29,117 20,364.1 30,184 20,832.1 30,638 21,142.6 30,848 21,422.6
Contribution Exempt 2,374 1,209.0 2,351 1,199.4 1,570 796.6 1,623 857.6 2,033 979.6
Domestic Fee Paying 3,972 1,566.7 3,647 1,418.0 3,264 1,312.6 3,133 1,287.3 3,028 1,292.6
International Onshore Fee Paying 7,011 5,316.0 7,199 5,364.2 6,891 5,157.3 6,720 5,070.3 6,860 5,188.7
International Offshore Fee Paying 105 29.3 94 29.4 97 34.4 82 31.0 75 27.1
Partner Onshore 1,960 1,124.9 1,498 633.4 671 234.1 244 47.9 234 38.5
Partner Offshore 6,223 4,655.9 5,684 4,234.7 5,501 4,142.9 5,451 4,061.9 5,379 4,010.8
Overseas Partner Fee Paying 1,435 1,155.4 1,562 1,267.4 1,633 1,279.4 1,655 1,283.0 1,760 1,387.3
Research Training Scheme 1,379 788.4 1,368 815.5 1,321 762.2 1,254 708.9 1,142 670.2
Fee Exempt (predominately non-award OUAs) 8,940 2,628.7 7,706 2,202.9 7,362 2,109.3 7,677 2,331.7 8,068 2,393.5
Outsourced Teaching             4 1.5 43 19.8
Global Online                 2 0.3
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Doctorate by Research 2,102 1,373.7 2,085 1,390.2 2,050 1,348.0 1,955 1,276.7 1,800 1,221.7
Masters by Research 381 171.9 350 172.3 325 154.7 288 135.7 280 142.3
Doctorate by Coursework 2 0.6 4 1.8 1 0.5 1 0.5    
Masters by Coursework 6,049 3,450.8 5,604 3,197.9 5,302 3,052.5 5,163 3,013.6 5,465 3,210.4
Graduate or Postgraduate Diploma (New Field) 1,142 499.9 1,237 544.6 1,101 500.9 902 358.0 875 351.6
Graduate or Postgraduate Diploma (Student Field) 100 30.4 33 7.5 9 2.1 6 0.9    
Graduate Certificate 1,279 352.6 1,217 342.6 1,023 277.3 971 267.9 1,017 272.0
Bachelors Honours 1,424 1,109.8 2,408 1,996.4 3,099 2,672.8 4,024 3,467.6 4,534 3,680.9
Bachelors Pass 37,661 27,605.3 36,559 26,255.0 36,016 25,643.1 35,033 24,875.4 34,536 24,841.8
Associate Degree 25 8.6 31 9.6 30 9.5 20 7.4 35 18.0
Enabling Course 2,901 1,487.2 3,011 1,540.4 2,025 1,034.3 2,143 1,124.6 2,526 1,233.4
Non-Award Course 8,121 2,274.2 7,081 1,972.4 6,615 1,811.7 6,980 2,131.0 7,766 2,299.1
Cross-Provider Program (Postgraduate) 32 5.1 43 6.0 36 5.6 32 4.3 23 3.1
Cross-Provider Program (Undergraduate) 675 119.4 550 92.0 860 147.8 900 159.1 836 147.8
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Faculty of Humanities 9,009 6,096.1 8,814 5,960.9 8,477 5,728.9 8,166 5,616.4 7,907 5,544.8
Faculty of Business and Law 12,299 8,649.4 11,786 8,034.2 11,229 7,889.5 10,872 7,748.2 10,847 7,842.9
Faculty of Science and Engineering 8,778 6,551.8 8,632 6,441.7 8,163 6,054.9 7,982 5,904.7 7,843 5,878.6
Faculty of Health Sciences 12,191 8,466.2 12,509 8,711.7 12,594 8,887.3 12,792 9,077.3 13,098 9,185.8
Centre for Aboriginal Studies 165 119.0 144 86.3 143 97.1 153 97.1 184 122.2
Cross Institutional Enrolments 452 88.4 342 60.8 352 65.2 309 57.9 475 99.8
Learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence Centre 1,911 932.8 1,749 866.0 1,084 520.0 1,235 601.4 1,904 929.3
Student Services 12,206 4,394.3 10,965 3,919.4 11,273 4,021.1 12,089 4,404.8 12,771 4,731.3
Curtin Graduate Research School     2 0.1 5 0.3     1 0.0
Curtin International Office 586 161.1 634 186.0 628 191.7 547 195.8 517 174.8
Curtin English 544 287.0 669 345.5 496 237.0 448 253.3 428 228.1
Curtin Malaysia 3,324 2,743.5 3,544 2,916.3 3,605 2,962.5 3,378 2,819.8 3,160 2,599.8
Curtin Dubai         10 5.4 81 45.9 148 84.5
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Australian Campuses or Education Centres
Curtin Perth 38,021 26,558.5 38,695 26,953.4 37,493 26,316.5 37,123 26,260.3 37,524 26,639.0
Curtin Murray Street 1,055 339.7 1,087 361.6 1,017 455.4 871 416.2 751 362.9
Curtin Kalgoorlie 628 387.4 553 336.6 439 245.9 345 194.8 350 203.1
Muresk Institute                 13 10.0
Other WA Regional 411 215.9 456 233.9 411 192.7 399 189.5 37 20.8
Open Universities Australia 12,206 4,394.3 10,965 3,919.4 11,273 4,021.1 12,109 4,410.5 12,912 4,772.3
Sydney Campus 1,044 783.1 458 219.1            
Navitas English Perth             4 1.5 43 13.0
edX                 2 0.3
Overseas Campuses or Education Centres
Curtin Mauritius 1,312 1,059.4 1,333 1,089.0 1,398 1,127.0 1,252 588.3 1,573 1,232.6
Curtin University Dubai         10 5.4 157 90.5 363 264.9
Curtin University Malaysia 3,324 2,743.5 3,544 2,916.3 3,605 2,962.5 3,378 2,820.1 3,161 2,603.1
Curtin Singapore 1,904 1,375.8 1,581 1,114.5 1,372 1,028.1 1,408 1,000.3 1,434 1,016.6
Offshore Partners 1,184 632.0 807 385.0 783 306.2 717 284.6 583 277.3
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA (ONSHORE) BY HOME COUNTRY - (Top 15, ranked by 2019 Headcount)
 
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China 2,530 1,907.7 2,180 1,510.7 1,887 1,341.1 1,831 1,337.3 1,769 1,271.8
Malaysia 1,108 872.5 1,043 831.6 988 785.6 926 729.5 900 700.1
India 611 428.3 1,056 704.4 827 602.2 693 510.2 762 540.8
Singapore 333 258.3 358 271.4 372 293.7 390 298.1 439 334.6
Hong Kong 288 223.8 318 234.2 311 232.2 322 233.4 314 229.9
Indonesia 514 403.2 446 334.8 365 278.3 308 239.7 278 219.7
Nepal 157 98.5 166 99.5 151 106.6 196 134.7 254 177.3
Vietnam 306 215.5 483 208.5 474 202.0 266 205.8 247 184.9
Saudi Arabia 216 152.6 179 132.8 173 121.6 153 111.7 198 153.2
Pakistan 262 159.9 207 128.1 166 111.6 159 104.6 150 103.6
Kenya 158 116.9 150 110.7 142 102.5 141 101.8 119 91.2
United States of America (the) 0 0.0 56 27.1 66 31.0 91 52.2 108 59.9
Thailand 88 65.4 91 62.1 86 65.9 91 65.2 103 74.9
Mauritius 100 70.6 107 80.6 86 67.4 75 56.9 91 70.4
Sri Lanka 81 62.6 98 70.6 94 73.6 84 58.2 90 67.3
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN OFFSHORE CAMPUSES AND PARTNERS BY HOME COUNTRY - (Top 15, ranked by 2019 Headcount)
 
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Malaysia 3,049 2,538.8 3,166 2,627.1 3,127 2,605.8 2,932 2,465.0 2,688 2,240.7
Mauritius 1,310 1,056.5 1,318 1,077.3 1,360 1,097.1 1,408 1,116.9 1,488 1,174.8
Singapore 1,181 691.9 969 574.7 836 515.1 811 478.0 873 472.1
China 296 139.9 268 107.4 298 130.4 373 146.4 425 198.1
United Arab Emirates (the) 0 0.0 12 4.4 22 10.4 149 87.4 322 230.7
Indonesia 383 346.8 307 274.1 268 249.5 255 218.8 224 202.0
Sri Lanka 177 133.1 195 157.5 242 161.8 208 138.9 195 159.9
India 77 59.4 99 76.6 128 97.3 132 108.4 143 118.0
Vietnam 185 126.0 202 89.4 153 78.6 156 108.2 130 99.2
Brunei Darussalam 94 75.9 90 71.5 99 87.4 123 101.0 126 106.1
Zimbabwe 30 22.0 44 32.2 48 38.6 67 52.8 86 67.9
Pakistan 56 41.5 71 51.8 77 57.8 88 66.4 84 62.3
Bangladesh 26 23.0 33 24.2 42 31.9 44 36.6 54 41.6
Hong Kong 559 330.1 330 143.1 199 71.9 99 36.9 33 11.4
Saudi Arabia 24 18.1 25 17.9 26 18.6 24 19.5 30 28.0

SOURCE: BI Student Datamart (as at 26 February 2020)

  1. Students may have multiple enrolments during the year.
  2. Includes the OUA students enrolled in non-award courses.
  3. The figures shown here may differ to those published in the 2019 Pocket Guide and Annual Report due to data revisions occur after the two documents were published.