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MTCU Key Performance Indicators 2005/06

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities - 2005/06 Key Performance Indicators

In response to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities' requirement that institutions make data regarding employment ratesgraduation rates, and OSAP default rates available for students, the University of Windsor is posting these three indicators.

The data is published in 27 program categories of which the University of Windsor has programs in 16 categories. Other Arts and Science includes students enrolled in General Arts and Science majors not specified by other categories or unspecified. Kinesiology, Recreation, Physical Education also includes students enrolled in programs in non-teaching fields. Other Education includes students enrolled in Physical Education programs in teaching fields. Other Health Professions includes students enrolled in Basic Medical Science programs, Medical Specialties, Paraclinical Sciences, Epidemiology and Public Health, and Medical Technology. (Medical Interns have been excluded).

To maintain adequate confidentiality in light of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, information has not been shown in instances where the number of students is five or fewer.

Employment Rates - University Graduate Survey

To determine employment rates of recent graduates, Ontario universities conducted a survey of all 2003 graduates of Bachelors or First Professional degree programs. Graduates were asked questions regarding their employment situation at 6 months and 2 years after graduation.

The employment rate is defined as the number of employed persons, including full-time and part-time employment, expressed as a percentage of the labour force where the labour force is those persons who were employed, or unemployed but looking for work.

Employment Rates - University Graduates

Program Six Months Two Years
Agriculture/Biological Sciences 100.0% 100.0%
Business & Commerce 93.3% 98.7%
Computer Science 86.7% 88.9%
Education 92.9% 97.4%
Engineering 80.0% 100.0%
Fine Arts 100.0% 100.0%
Humanities 96.3% 93.1%
Kinesiology/Recreation/Phys Ed   100.0% 100.0%
Law 95.5% 100.0%
Mathematics * *
Nursing 100.0% 100.0%
Other Arts & Sciences 100.0% 100.0%
Other Education * *
Other Health Professions * *
Physical Sciences * *
Social Sciences 91.9% 94.6%
Institution Rate 92.9% 96.7%

*Number of students is five or fewer.

Graduation Rates

Graduation Rates: The MAESD 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 (1997 to 2004).

Note: To ensure confidentiality, cells representing counts less-than or equal-to 5 are suppressed and displayed as "*".

Graduation Rates

Program Graduation Rate
Agriculture/Biological Sciences 56.8%
Business & Commerce 67.9%
Computer Science 59.8%
Education 98.9%
Engineering 70.9%
Fine Arts 64.9%
Humanities 65.3%
Kinesiology/Recreation/Phys Ed   81.0%
Law 88.7%
Mathematics 80.0%
Nursing 69.4%
Other Arts & Sciences 56.1%
Other Education *
Other Health Professions *
Physical Sciences 59.2%
Social Sciences 66.8%
Institution Rate 73.7%

*Number of students is five or fewer.

OSAP Loan Default Rates

The 2005 default rates reflect the repayment status of students (undergraduate and graduate) who were issued an Ontario Student Loan (OSL) in the 2002/03 academic year and did not receive an OSL in 2003/04. Student loan recipients/defaulters are, for purpose of calculating default rates, assigned to the last institution/program they attended in 2002/03. The status of these loans was assessed as of July 2005 or about two years after entering into repayment.

An Ontario Student Loan is in default when the Ontario government has paid a bank's claim for an inactive loan. A loan is inactive when no payments were made by the student for at least 90 days.

The default rate for Universities is significantly lower than that of Colleges and Private Vocational Schools.

OSAP Default Rates

Program Default Rate
Agriculture/Biological Sciences 11.8%
Business & Commerce 10.5%
Computer Science 14.1%
Education 3.9%
Engineering 10.7%
Fine Arts 18.9%
Humanities 19.5%
Kinesiology/Recreation/Phys Ed   *
Law 0.0%
Mathematics *
Nursing 7.1%
Other Arts & Sciences 27.4%
Other Education 7.4%
Other Health Professions *
Physical Sciences 9.1%
Social Sciences 20.0%
Institution Rate 13.5%

*Number of Ontario Student Loans issued was less than 5.