The University of Sydney has the highest student completion rate in NSW over a nine year period and second highest nationally over a six year period, a new report shows.
The federal Department of Education is releasing the report on completion rates today coinciding with the national notification of the first round of offers for university places.
According to the report 66.7 percent of Australian students who enrolled in 2009 completed their courses within six years.
Analysis of the report in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian showed that:
Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence said the University works hard to support students and it was proud of its strong retention rates.
Last year the University launched a new website featuring the full range of ATAR cutoffs for all courses to help prospective students make an informed decision about their study options.
Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham urged students to "know exactly what they're signing up for" and consider all the options before making a commitment to an institution.