Posted on26 June 2023
ACT First for Quality of Entire Educational Experience among Large Institutions for the Eighth Year in a Row
The Australian College of Theology (ACT) has come first for quality of entire educational experience in the 2022 Student Experience Survey for institutions with over 1,000 students.
The ACT’s score for undergraduate students of 94.8 was higher than every university and exceeded the university average (74.3) by more than 20 points.
ACT has come first among institutions with over 1,000 students in every year that the survey has been conducted with undergraduate students, which is now eight years in a row.
Across all higher education providers (large and small) in 2022, ACT came fourth for undergraduate students, which is its best ranking over the eight year period.
“It is great to see 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,” said the Reverend Professor Roger Lewis, Chair of the ACT Board of Directors. “I’m delighted to see such clear evidence for the outstanding teaching of our college lecturers,” he said.
ACT scored highly on the new survey questions about freedom of expression. ACT’s overall score of 95.3 compared to the national average of 86.7. For the question “I am free to express my views”, ACT scored 92.4 compared to the national average of 77.4. For the question “I am free from discrimination, harm or hatred”, ACT scored 93.6 compared to the national average of 81.4.“I’m pleased to see ACT’s high scores for the new Freedom of Expression measure” said Professor James Dalziel, Dean and CEO of the ACT. “It illustrates that the ACT fosters a culture of freedom of expression in theological education, and it is noteworthy that ACT’s overall score is over 8 percentage points higher than then national average,” he said.
ACT was registered as an Australian University College by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) in September 2022. TEQSA has stated that registration as a University College is granted only to institutions that deliver superior-quality higher education.
In 2022 the Australian College of Theology (ACT) had approximately 2,800 students studying theology and Christian ministry across a network of 16 Australian affiliated colleges.
ACT provides 37 accredited courses from Undergraduate Certificate to Doctoral programs. It has graduated over 24,000 students, including over 180 doctoral students.
26th June 2023
Contact: Professor James Dalziel, CEO