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Wilfrid Laurier University
Section K1
Academic Plans
Link to the University's Academic Plans:
> http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=158&p=2256

Section K2
Key Performance Indicators: Employment Rates of 2004 Graduates in Undergraduate Programs

Program Employment
2 Years (%)
6 Months (%)
Agriculture & Biological Science 88.9 85.7
Business & Commerce 98.3 97.5
Computer Science 100.0 100.0
Fine & Applied Arts 100.0 100.0
Humanities 92.7 95.5
Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys Educ. 100.0 100.0
Mathematics 100.0 100.0
Social Science 95.4 90.3

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 2004 graduates of undergraduate degree programs. Graduates were asked questions regarding their employment situation six months and two years after graduation.

Source: MTCU and Institutions

Section K2A
Key Performance Indicators: Degree Completion Rate for Undergraduate Cohort, Fall 1997 New, 1st Year Students
Program Graduation Rate (%)
Agriculture & Biological Science 69.6
Business & Commerce 89.1
Computer Science 43.2
Fine & Applied Arts 73.2
Humanities 72.9
Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys Educ. 82.1
Mathematics 78.9
Other Arts & Science 76.6
Physical Science 55.6
Social Science 77.0
Total new full-time year one undergraduate students enrolled in fall 1997 1579.0
Total students reported above who graduated by 2004 1242.0

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 1997 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 (1998 to 2004).

Graduation Rates for Agricultural and Biological Science, Computer Science, Humanities, Mathematics, Other Health Professions, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Theology are included in Other Arts & Science.

Source: MTCU and Institutions

Section K3
Retention Rates 2006
Year 1 to Year 2 Retention Rate (%):
> 88.8

Retention rate: Report the percentage of first-time, full-time first year students in a given fall term who returned to the institution in the next fall term.

Source: Institutional CSRDE submission