Our Students
Our diverse student body comprises nearly 30,000 students – all taking their courses by distance and online learning. Over the last 100 years we have enrolled more than 700,00 students.

Our student demographics speak to the accessibility that Open Colleges has created. We have students from across Australia, with nearly 40% based in regional areas.

Many of our students are first-in-family learners, and, when they graduate, may go on to complete further studies at Australian universities.

The average age of our student is 32 and we have a high level of female participation. Our learners typically have four key motivations for studying our courses:

  • Changing career
  • Improving skills and job outcomes
  • Self development
  • Starting a business

No matter their personal or career goals, our students find studying with Open Colleges to be a rewarding and life changing experience.