Key University statistics

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to creating life-changing experiences for our students.

One of Australia’s original educational institutions founded in 1887, RMIT University now offers postgraduate, undergraduate and vocational programs and has 84,000* students.

The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied and innovative research, and engagement with the needs of industry and communities worldwide.

With three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora), two in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) and a centre in Barcelona, RMIT is a truly global university. RMIT also offers programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, and enjoys research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT has a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education and is ranked 15th in Australia in the 2018–19 QS World University Rankings. In the latest QS Top 50 Under 50 index, RMIT is 21st in the world among universities less than 50 years old.

RMIT is 11th in the world (highest ranked in Australia) in Art and Design, and 26th in the world (4th highest in Australia) in Architecture and the Built Environment. We are among the world’s top 100 universities in Business and Management Studies; Communication and Media Studies; Development Studies; Education; Engineering (Civil and Structural); Engineering (Electrical and Electronic); Computer Science and Information Systems; and Accounting and Finance
(2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject).

From program content to work experience opportunities and applied research, RMIT works closely with industry partners to equip students with the knowledge and skills that enable them to excel in their chosen professions. As a result, RMIT graduates are valued by employers around the world for their work readiness.

*All enrolments including Foundation Studies and Open Universities Australia

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.