James Cook University

country rank  39
world rank  1812

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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 small city of Townsville (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Queensland. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Cairns, Brisbane, Singapore, Mackay, Beijing, Thursday Island, Mt Isa and Fiji. Officially recognized by the Department of Education and Training of Australia, James Cook University (JCU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Australian 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), 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 50 years old Australian 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, sports facilities, 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

Name
Acronym JCU
Founded 1970 Origins date back to 1961
Motto Crescente Luce
Light ever increasing

University Location

Address 1 James Cook Drive, Douglas
Townsville
4811 Queensland
Australia
Tel +61 (0)7 4781 4111
Fax +61 (0)7 4779 6371
Other locations Cairns, Brisbane, Singapore, Mackay, Beijing, Thursday Island, Mt Isa and Fiji

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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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)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office James Cook University, International Student Centre
Townsville 4811
(0)7 4781 5255
1800 246 446

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

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
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Department of Education and Training of 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


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Universities Australia
  • Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRU)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 15 September 2020