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Curtin University Student Statistics 2016-2020

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(a) TOTAL Curtin Students (Distinct Count1) 58,207 37,528.6 56,646 36,660.6 56,686 36,823.4 57,788 37,403.8 59,221 37,774.2
(b) TOTAL Curtin Students (excluding non-award Open University Australia (OUA) students 52,985 35,917.5 51,824 35,122.1 51,465 35,049.8 51,983 35,505.5 52,660 35,728.1
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Domestic and permanent residents 37,797 24,548.6 37,801 24,393.0 37,918 24,641.7 38,438 25,073.8 39,817 25,775.5
International onshore 8,613 6,105.3 7,554 5,532.4 7,208 5,303.1 7,338 5,352.6 6,640 4,959.1
International offshore 7,311 5,513.4 7,121 5,421.3 7,073 5,339.9 7,141 5,367.7 6,958 5,282.8
Not Defined (predominately OUAs) 5,051 1,361.4 4,700 1,313.8 5,017 1,538.8 5,471 1,609.8 6,323 1,756.9
(c) Total International 15,924 11,618.6 14,675 10,953.7 14,281 10,643.0 14,479 10,720.3 13,598 10,241.9
(c/b) Percentage International Students - Excluding non-award OUA students 30.1% 32.3% 28.3% 31.2% 27.7% 30.4% 27.9% 30.2% 25.8% 28.7%
(c/a) Percentage International Students - Overall 27.4% 31.0% 25.9% 29.9% 25.2% 28.9% 25.1% 28.7% 23.0% 27.1%
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Female 32,558 20,255.1 31,621 19,766.9 31,834 19,990.6 32,538 20,368.0 33,552 20,675.4
Male 25,656 17,267.8 25,013 16,880.4 24,819 16,809.3 25,209 17,014.7 25,625 17,072.8
Indeterminate/Intersex/Unspecified 9 5.8 22 13.2 47 23.5 45 21.1 57 26.0
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Internal students 43,936 32,017.7 42,474 31,224.2 41,991 31,053.8 42,252 31,206.3 41,173 30,511.2
Partially Online 93 45.2 105 53.8 94 44.8 165 91.3 259 161.9
Fully Online 3,061 1,267.7 2,874 1,188.6 2,786 1,191.7 2,851 1,216.5 3,486 1,469.8
External2 11,620 4,195.2 11,686 4,189.6 12,356 4,510.3 12,952 4,811.6 14,669 5,488.8
Travel Restricted Internal 4 2.9 6 4.4 27 22.9 119 78.2 199 142.6
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Full-Time 37,188 30,849.0 35,836 30,011.3 36,170 30,213.0 36,587 30,618.3 36,465 30,602.4
Part-Time 21,019 6,679.7 20,810 6,649.3 20,516 6,610.4 21,201 6,785.4 22,756 7,171.8
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Commonwealth Supported 29,117 20,364.1 30,184 20,832.1 30,637 21,142.0 30,866 21,467.3 31,753 22,017.9
Contribution Exempt 2,351 1,199.4 1,570 796.6 1,623 857.6 2,032 977.5 2,323 1,051.2
Domestic Fee Paying 3,647 1,418.0 3,264 1,312.6 3,132 1,287.2 3,020 1,283.9 2,999 1,277.2
International Onshore Fee Paying 7,199 5,364.2 6,891 5,157.3 6,720 5,070.9 6,858 5,109.3 6,290 4,765.4
International Offshore Fee Paying 94 29.4 97 34.6 82 30.3 74 26.0 85 36.3
Partner Onshore 1,498 633.4 671 234.1 244 47.9 235 38.8 214 37.4
Partner Offshore 5,684 4,234.7 5,501 4,142.9 5,451 4,061.7 5,378 4,006.1 5,028 3,746.1
Overseas Partner Fee Paying 1,562 1,267.4 1,633 1,279.4 1,654 1,282.0 1,758 1,383.8 1,919 1,548.6
Research Training Program 1,368 815.5 1,321 762.2 1,254 708.4 1,140 668.0 1,157 636.2
Fee Exempt (predominately non-award OUAs) 7,706 2,202.7 7,361 2,108.8 7,678 2,333.9 8,135 2,429.4 9,143 2,646.6
Outsourced Teaching         4 1.5 43 13.5 29 9.0
Global Online             2 0.3 4 2.3
BY COURSE LEVEL
 
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Doctorate by Research 2,085 1,390.1 2,051 1,348.2 1,959 1,278.9 1,805 1,225.0 1,770 1,126.8
Masters by Research 350 172.3 325 154.7 288 135.7 279 142.0 307 150.9
Doctorate by Coursework 4 1.8 1 0.5 1 0.5        
Masters by Coursework 5,604 3,197.9 5,302 3,052.5 5,163 3,013.6 5,402 3,151.3 5,893 3,472.4
Masters Extended             66 43.4 97 88.7
Graduate or Postgraduate Diploma (New Field) 1,237 544.6 1,101 500.9 903 358.8 877 352.0 888 359.9
Graduate or Postgraduate Diploma (Student Field) 33 7.5 9 2.1 6 0.9        
Graduate Certificate 1,217 342.6 1,022 277.1 971 267.9 1,020 273.1 1,331 394.8
Bachelors Honours 2,408 1,996.4 3,099 2,672.8 4,024 3,467.6 4,533 3,698.9 4,791 3,919.6
Bachelors Pass 36,559 26,255.0 36,016 25,643.1 35,032 24,874.3 34,530 24,806.4 34,078 24,407.0
Associate Degree 31 9.6 30 9.5 20 7.4 35 18.0 44 26.5
Enabling Course 3,011 1,540.4 2,025 1,034.3 2,143 1,124.6 2,524 1,233.9 2,602 1,201.2
Non-Award Course 7,081 1,972.4 6,614 1,811.4 6,978 2,130.0 7,769 2,308.8 8,373 2,356.6
Cross-Provider Program (Postgraduate) 43 6.0 36 5.6 32 4.3 23 3.1 22 3.5
Cross-Provider Program (Undergraduate) 550 92.0 860 147.8 900 159.1 836 147.9 714 133.9
Other Undergraduate Award Course                 292 132.4
BY ENROLLING FACULTY
 
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Faculty of Humanities 8,814 5,960.9 8,477 5,728.9 8,166 5,616.0 7,905 5,517.8 7,944 5,445.6
Faculty of Business and Law 11,786 8,034.2 11,229 7,889.5 10,873 7,749.0 10,849 7,819.8 10,474 7,545.7
Faculty of Science and Engineering 8,632 6,441.3 8,163 6,054.6 7,983 5,904.6 7,843 5,892.9 8,098 6,159.4
Faculty of Health Sciences 12,509 8,711.9 12,595 8,887.8 12,793 9,078.1 13,096 9,195.5 13,210 9,390.9
Centre for Aboriginal Studies 144 86.3 143 97.1 153 97.1 184 122.1 146 89.7
Cross Institutional Enrolments 342 60.8 352 65.2 309 57.9 470 103.8 495 108.9
Centre for Enabling Pathways 1,749 866.0 1,084 520.0 1,235 601.4 1,903 928.9 2,123 982.9
Student Services 10,965 3,919.4 11,271 4,020.6 12,088 4,404.5 12,783 4,740.8 14,547 5,439.6
Curtin Graduate Research School 2 0.1 5 0.3     1 0.0    
Curtin International Office 634 186.0 628 191.7 547 195.8 518 174.9 348 99.3
Curtin English 669 345.5 496 237.0 448 253.3 428 228.4 331 183.7
Curtin Malaysia 3,544 2,916.3 3,605 2,962.5 3,378 2,819.8 3,160 2,593.6 2,761 2,261.6
Curtin Dubai     10 5.4 81 45.9 147 85.3 110 67.0
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Australian Campuses or Education Centres
Curtin Perth 38,695 26,953.3 37,494 26,316.7 37,127 26,262.1 37,517 26,619.1 37,238 26,327.4
Curtin Murray Street 1,087 361.6 1,017 455.4 871 416.4 752 361.5 746 378.9
Curtin Kalgoorlie 553 336.6 439 245.9 345 194.8 350 203.5 369 227.9
Muresk Institute             13 10.0 19 16.9
Other WA Regional 456 233.9 411 192.7     37 20.8 19 11.3
Open Universities Australia 10,965 3,919.4 11,271 4,020.6 12,108 4,410.3 12,924 4,781.8 14,783 5,502.6
Sydney Campus 458 219.1                
Navitas English Perth         4 1.5 43 13.5 29 9.0
edX             2 0.3 4 2.3
Overseas Campuses or Education Centres
Curtin Mauritius 1,333 1,089.0 1,398 1,127.0 2,457 1,154.6 1,573 1,229.9 1,681 1,342.8
Curtin University Dubai     10 5.4 157 90.5 363 263.1 440 327.0
Curtin University Malaysia 3,544 2,916.3 3,605 2,962.5 3,378 2,819.8 3,160 2,593.6 2,761 2,261.6
Curtin Singapore 1,581 1,114.5 1,372 1,028.1 1,408 1,000.3 1,466 1,033.1 1,481 1,066.3
Offshore Partners 807 385.0 783 306.2 716 283.6 581 273.7 591 300.4
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA (ONSHORE) BY HOME COUNTRY - (Top 15, ranked by 2020 Headcount)
 
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China 2,180 1,510.7 1,887 1,341.1 1,831 1,337.3 1,768 1,273.5 1,443 959.8
Malaysia 1,043 831.6 988 785.6 926 729.5 899 697.2 775 633.5
India 1,056 704.4 827 602.2 693 510.2 763 539.4 691 550.5
Singapore 358 271.4 372 293.7 390 298.1 439 334.3 425 350.2
Hong Kong 318 234.2 311 232.2 322 233.4 314 229.7 338 250.8
Indonesia 446 334.8 365 278.3 308 239.7 278 219.0 269 211.8
Nepal 166 99.5 151 106.6 196 134.7 254 177.6 264 199.0
Saudi Arabia 179 132.8 173 121.6 153 111.7 198 152.9 220 173.6
Pakistan 207 128.1 166 111.6 159 104.6 150 103.7 190 133.8
Vietnam 483 208.5 474 202.0 266 205.8 247 184.4 189 145.6
Kenya 150 110.7 142 102.5 141 101.8 119 90.6 113 79.9
Thailand 91 62.1 86 65.9 91 65.2 103 75.1 102 82.6
Sri Lanka 98 70.6 94 73.6 84 58.2 90 67.4 95 79.1
Oman 34 18.1 45 28.0 49 40.8 77 63.6 79 70.8
Bangladesh 104 71.2 88 65.7 80 59.2 75 56.9 79 61.5
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN OFFSHORE CAMPUSES AND PARTNERS BY HOME COUNTRY - (Top 15, ranked by 2020 Headcount)
 
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Malaysia 3,166 2,627.1 3,127 2,605.8 2,932 2,465.0 2,688 2,234.9 2,294 1,894.6
Mauritius 1,318 1,077.3 1,360 1,097.1 1,408 1,116.9 1,488 1,170.1 1,574 1,254.5
Singapore 969 574.7 836 515.1 811 478.0 873 472.1 805 443.2
China 268 107.4 298 130.4 373 146.4 425 199.6 525 303.3
United Arab Emirates (the) 12 4.4 22 10.4 149 87.4 322 231.6 377 285.6
Sri Lanka 195 157.5 242 161.8 207 137.9 193 157.6 247 214.4
Indonesia 307 274.1 268 249.5 255 218.6 223 201.2 216 195.9
Vietnam 202 89.4 153 78.6 156 108.2 130 99.3 140 88.9
Brunei Darussalam 90 71.5 99 87.4 123 101.0 126 105.9 136 118.0
India 99 76.6 128 97.3 132 108.4 143 118.0 133 111.1
Zimbabwe 44 32.2 48 38.6 67 52.8 86 67.6 110 86.4
Pakistan 71 51.8 77 57.8 88 66.4 84 62.5 77 51.5
Bangladesh 33 24.2 42 31.9 44 36.6 54 41.8 46 31.5
Saudi Arabia 25 17.9 26 18.6 24 19.5 30 28.2 29 24.3
Madagascar 7 6.0 12 7.8 15 9.3 21 12.1 22 16.9

SOURCE: BI Student Datamart (as at 9 February 2021)

  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 2020 Pocket Guide and Annual Report due to data revisions occur after the two documents were published.