James Cook University

country rank  25
world rank  606

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University Overview

Founded in 1970, James Cook University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Townsville (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Queensland. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Cairns, Brisbane, Singapore, Mackay, Beijing, Thursday Island, Mt Isa and Fiji. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, James Cook University (JCU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. James Cook University (JCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 47 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. JCU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name(s)

Acronym
JCU

Founded
1970 Origins date back to 1961

Motto
Crescente Luce Light ever increasing

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University Location

Address
1 James Cook Drive, Douglas
Townsville (population range: 50,000-249,999)
4811 Queensland Australia

T +61 (0)7 4781 4111

F +61 (0)7 4779 6371

Other locations
Cairns, Brisbane, Singapore, Mackay, Beijing, Thursday Island, Mt Isa and Fiji

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

Undergraduate Postgraduate








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Important: please contact or visit the official website of James Cook University for detailed information on areas of study and degree levels currently offered; the above uniRank Degree Levels and Areas of Study Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local students 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro) 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro)
International students 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro) 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro)


Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate James Cook University's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above uniRank Yearly Tuition Range Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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University Admissions

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Not reported

Admission Office
James Cook University, International Student Centre
Townsville 4811
+61 (0)7 4781 5255
1800 246 446


Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate James Cook University's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range 4,000-4,499

Control Type

Public

Entity Type

Non-Profit

Academic Calendar

Semesters

Campus Setting

Suburban

Religious Affiliation
None

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Facilities and Services

Library

Yes Go to James Cook University's Library

Housing

Yes

Sport Facilities

Yes

Financial Aids

Yes

Study Abroad

Yes

Distance Learning

Yes

Important: please contact or visit the official website of James Cook University for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Department of Education and Training, Australia


Year of first Accreditation
1970


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • CPA Australia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Engineers Australia
  • Queensland College of Teachers
  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council
  • Australian Psychology Society


Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the James Cook University as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Affiliations and Memberships section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations

  • Universities Australia
  • Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRU)

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Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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