The University of the Sunshine Coast will be a university of international standing, a driver of capacity building in the Sunshine Coast and broader region, and an unsurpassed community asset.
USC is one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, serving the Sunshine Coast and extended region from north Brisbane to the Fraser Coast. The University opened in 1996 with 500 students. It was the first greenfield public university to be established nationally since the early 1970s.
USC has a proud record of achievement in learning and teaching. It is the only Queensland public university to consistently rate five stars for teaching quality, and wins more than its share of national teaching awards.