We believe that higher education is transformative. It shapes people and transforms societies. Our purpose is and always has been to serve our communities for their social, economic and cultural benefit.
More than 167,000 students have graduated from La Trobe since we opened our doors in 1967. Among them are the CEOs of some of our most prominent organisations, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians. They are also nurses, teachers, journalists, engineers, artists and lawyers who have transformed lives, professions and communities.
La Trobe is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria, with more than 7,000 student enrolments at our campuses in Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura and Shepparton. Importantly, most of our students stay and work in their communities following graduation.
We are among the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education rankings), we’re ranked 38 in the world for our subjects in history and in the top 100 for communication, media studies, linguistics and sociology (QS World University Rankings by Subject). We are also Australia’s best university for research in microbiology and equal best in biochemistry and cell biology, and veterinary science.