Posted on25 August 2022
ACT First Again for Quality Student Educational Experience among Large Institutions
25th August 2022
For the seventh year in a row the Australian College of Theology has come first for quality of entire educational experience for undergraduate students in the 2021 Student Experience Survey for institutions with over 1,000 students. The ACT’s score of 92.7 was higher than every university and exceeded the university average (73.0) by almost 20 points.
Similarly, for the fifth year in a row (since introduced for Postgraduate students in 2017), the Australian College of Theology has come first for quality of entire educational experience for postgraduate students for institutions with over 1,000 students. The ACT’s score of 93.2 was higher than every university and exceeded the university average (69.5) by over 23 points.
“The 2021 result yet again demonstrates the outstanding quality of the student experience at the Australian College of Theology,” said Professor James Dalziel, Dean and CEO. “We are delighted that in every year that this national survey has been conducted, the Australian College of Theology has come first for quality of student experience for large higher education institutions,” he said.
In 2021 the Australian College of Theology (ACT) had approximately 3,000 students studying theology and Christian ministry across a network of 16 Australian affiliated colleges. “These results are a testament to the outstanding teaching of our college lecturers, especially during our recent challenging times,” said Professor Roger Lewis, the Chair of the ACT Board of Directors.
ACT provides 37 accredited courses from Undergraduate Certificate to Doctoral programs. It has graduated over 23,000 students, including 176 doctoral students.
The ACT is pleased that the 2021 SES results point to the mature nature of the institution and its high quality management as a network of colleges committed to professional education for those entering Christian ministry.
Professor James Dalziel