Quality of education

Definition of quality

The AUAS bases the quality of its education on three factors:

  • Study success rates
  • Student satisfaction
  • Position of alumni in the labour market

Study success rates

The number of students who earn a degree within the agreed period (four years) has been stable for many years now, at 63%.

Student satisfaction

Student satisfaction is measured annually in the Dutch National Student Survey, which is conducted among all universities and universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. The survey showed that 60% of students were satisfied (or very satisfied) with their programme in 2022.

Position in the labour market

The position of graduates in the labour market is reflected by the HBO Monitor, an annual independent survey. Based on 2022 figures (which look at the position of graduates from the 2020-2021 academic year), some 96% of AUAS graduates found paid employment. Furthermore, 82% of graduates are employed (at least) at the university of applied sciences-bachelor level. Some 92% of graduates found paid employment within three months' time.

Reference date: 2022

Published by  Communication 25 July 2023