The number of college students is at an all-time high and the numbers of students in college across the country are also rising.
University students have become a key demographic in the South, as a combination of the rising cost of living, a lack of funding for higher education and the ageing of the population mean more people are heading to tertiary education.
There are around 10,000 students at the University of Adelaide, with around 1,200 currently enrolled, according to the university.
The average cost of attending university in Australia was $32,000 in 2016, and that is rising by about $100 a year for students, according the Australian Council of Higher Education.
In 2016, more than $3.5 billion was spent on education, according an analysis of federal data.
While a number of other universities in Australia also have large numbers of student enrolments, such as Monash University, they also have significant under-resourcing.
A total of 11,800 students were enrolled at the National University of Singapore in 2016-17, with another 13,000 enrolled at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
An additional 5,500 students were in residence at Australian University of Technology in Melbourne.