James Cook University

38 th
Young University Rankings 2017
201–250 th
World University Rankings 2018
1 James Cook Drive, Townsville City, Queensland, QLD 4811, Australia

About James Cook University

James Cook University, located in Queensland, Australia is surrounded by a diverse environment of rainforests, the Savannah and the iconic Great Barrier Reef.

The university was established in 1970 and is the second oldest university in Queensland. It has since expanded into a multi-campus institution with the main campuses in Cairns, Singapore and Townsville, with smaller study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Mackay. There is also a campus in Brisbane, operated by Russo Higher Education.

The undergraduate and postgraduate courses span the arts, business, engineering, nursing and midwifery, social work, sustainability and veterinary science among others. 

The university conducts research in areas such as marine sciences, biodiversity, tropical ecology and environments, global warming, tourism, and tropical medicine and public healthcare in under-served populations.

The institution hosts a number of international students from Singapore, China, the USA and India. 

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Key statistics

  • 12%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 62 : 38
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 11,867
    Number of Students
  • 22.5
    No. of students per staff
Based on data collected for the 2018 World University Rankings