Employment Rates: The employment rate is defined
as the number of employed persons expressed as a percentage of
the labour force where the labour force is those persons who
were employed, or unemployed but looking for work. To determine
employment rates of recent graduates, Ontario universities
conducted a survey of all 2002 graduates of undergraduate degree
programs. Graduates were asked questions regarding their employment
situation six months and two years after graduation.
Graduation Rates: The MTCU has calculated graduation rates
using a single entering cohort of students and determining
whether or not they graduated within seven years. The methodology
employed involves the selection of all new full-time, Year
One undergraduate students on the official Fall 1996 enrolment
file, who have a valid (and unique) student ID number, and
were seeking either a bachelors or first professional degree.
The subset was then matched against the records for students
who received a degree (in any program) from the same institution
during the most current seven year period (1997 to 2003).
Note: Data is not provided for some program areas due to small sample size or unavailability of the data.
Source: MTCU and Institutions