Education in Toowoomba is second to none, with Toowoomba having one of the highest ratios of education services per head of population in Australia. The city's educational establishments currently serve 26,000 students.

Serviced by many government and non-government schools, a TAFE and the University of Southern Queensland, education is an important industry and subsequently an important economic driver for the city.


Toowoomba has an extensive range of Childcare centres in Toowoomba. For more information, please visit Children & Kindergarten.

Primary and Secondary Education

For a full listing of schools in Toowoomba, please download the following PDF document: Toowoomba Educational Institutions.pdf (46KB).

University of Southern Queensland

Approximately 22,000 students are enrolled at USQ including 5,500 international students from more than 100 nationalities. Of the enrolled students, around 5,000 study on-campus.

USQ has the fifth largest enrollment of international students in Australia due to its distance education expertise, English language courses and university bridging courses.

The university contributes more than $61 million annually to the regional economy and was awarded the 2000/2001 University of the Year - Good Universities Guide for 'developing the e-university'.

For more information please visit University of Southern Queensland website.

Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE

There are eight campuses spread throughout the Darling Downs and South West Queensland.

Courses include arts and media; building and construction; information technology and engineering; specialist studies in horticulture and agriculture; and hospitality.

For more information please visit TAFE QLD - Darling Downs & South West website.

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