Charles Darwin University: Statistics

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#1271 of 14,134 In the World
#43 of 59 In Oceania
#36 of 40 In Australia
#247 of 1,011 For Forestry
Top50% For 34 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
22,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Website
www.cdu.edu.au
Languages
English
Acceptance rate
59%*

* Charles Darwin University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent, or previous tertiary study. Direct entrance to second year on successful completion of studies in another tertiary institution
Academic CalendarFebruary to October (February - June; July-October); Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, February to December (February-June; July-December)
Enrollment22,500
Full time employee350
Student:staff ratio64:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
6,366
Citations
188,543

Charles Darwin University majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
2,245 / 68,929
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,863 / 47,097
Environmental Science
1,830 / 80,264
Biology
1,352 / 51,034
Ecology
931 / 57,008
Demography
849 / 32,073
Geography and Cartography
625 / 20,058
Business
489 / 11,169
Psychology
467 / 8,122
Public Health
441 / 12,342
Computer Science
411 / 9,042
Environmental Management
359 / 22,588
Engineering
352 / 7,506
Health Science
327 / 6,389
Sociology
318 / 4,143
Economics
307 / 6,424
Healthcare Management (MHA)
258 / 6,615
Communications and Public Relations
250 / 5,719
Nursing
247 / 5,870
Physics
246 / 5,697
Political Science
245 / 2,732
Immunology
224 / 14,023
Chemistry
207 / 2,931
Pediatrics
196 / 8,884
Family medicine
185 / 2,652
Mathematics
172 / 4,125
Development Studies
171 / 3,313
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
171 / 3,882
Epidemiology
162 / 7,357
Critical Care Nursing
149 / 6,035
Education Majors
147 / 1,106
Art & Design
141 / 1,513
Microbiology
140 / 4,894
Zoology
140 / 3,214
Gerontology
131 / 2,955
Surgery
124 / 8,894
Agricultural Science
113 / 3,612
Physical Therapy
113 / 1,857
Forestry
112 / 4,250
Materials Science
112 / 1,012

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 0 0
1993 1 0
1994 2 0
1995 1 7
1996 5 24
1997 3 11
1998 3 30
1999 5 43
2000 4 45
2001 10 47
2002 3 77
2003 13 99
2004 124 226
2005 183 790
2006 227 1673
2007 274 2640
2008 255 3941
2009 292 5680
2010 305 7305
2011 330 8357
2012 357 10231
2013 427 12529
2014 418 14289
2015 470 15977
2016 519 16418
2017 595 18000
2018 486 17660
2019 686 21675
2020 752 26970
2021 846 35065

Tuition

Local studetns VET courses, c. 4250-17,000; Undergraduate Courses, c. 5,900-74,500; Postgraduate, c. 6,650-69,200 (AUD)

Charles Darwin University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Notable alumni

  1. Michael Gunner

    Michael Gunner
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael Patrick Francis Gunner is an Australian politician and is the 11th and current Chief Minister of the Northern Territory. He is a Labor member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, having held his seat of Fannie Bay in Darwin since the retirement of then Chief Minister Clare Martin at the 2008 election.

  2. Natasha Griggs

    Natasha Griggs
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Natasha Louise Griggs is an Australian former politician and the current administrator of the Australian Indian Ocean Territories since 5 October 2017.

  3. Ted Egan

    Ted Egan
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Enrolled in Charles Darwin University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    teachermusiciancivil servant
    Biography

    Edward Joseph Egan is an Australian folk musician and a former public servant who served as Administrator of the Northern Territory from 2003 to 2007.

  4. Lia Finocchiaro

    Lia Finocchiaro
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Lia Emele Finocchiaro is an Australian politician. She has been a Country Liberal Party member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly for the seat of Spillett since her election in 2016. She became Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Territory after the resignation of Gary Higgins on 1 February 2020. She was previously the member for Drysdale from 2012 to 2016.

  5. Sue Carter

    Sue Carter
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politiciannurse
    Biography

    Susan Jill Carter is an Australian politician. She was a Country Liberal Party member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 2000 to 2005, representing the central Darwin electorate of Port Darwin. After winning a by-election upon the resignation of former Chief Minister Shane Stone, Carter served as Opposition Whip and Shadow Minister for Health, and was briefly touted as a leadership aspirant before being unexpectedly defeated at the 2005 election.

General info

Alternative names CDU
Founded 1989
Accreditation Department of Education and Training of Australia
Motto The university for your new world
Academic structure Faculty of Law, Business and Arts
Faculty of Education Health and Science
Faculty of Technology
Affiliations and memberships Universities Australia
Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)

Location and Contacts

Address Ellengowan Drive
Darwin, Northern Territory, 0909
Australia
City population 137,000
Phone +61 (0)8 8946 6666
Fax +61 (0)8 8927 0612

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