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MCU Key Performance Indicators 2017/18

Ministry of Colleges and Universities - 2017/18 Key Performance Indicators

In response to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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 26 program categories of which the University of Windsor has programs in 15 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 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 2015 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 83.0% 93.6%
Business & Commerce 92.2% 95.5%
Computer Science 81.0% 91.7%
Education 90.7% 95.3%
Engineering 76.1% 91.2%
Fine Arts 92.3% 95.0%
Humanities 96.2% 96.6%
Kinesiology/Recreation/Phys Ed   97.4% 95.7%
Law 89.7% 98.7%
Mathematics 100.0% 100.0%
Nursing 91.3% 99.1%
Other Arts & Sciences 86.4% 95.7%
Other Health Professions * *
Physical Sciences 100.0% 93.3%
Social Sciences 83.9% 93.0%
Institution Rate 88.3% 95.1%

* For employment rate, sample size of five or fewer individuals.

Graduation Rates

MCU 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 2009 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 (2009 to 2016).

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 73.0%
Business & Commerce 72.0%
Computer Science 72.0%
Education 98.0%
Engineering 78.0%
Fine Arts 68.0%
Humanities 70.0%
Kinesiology/Recreation/Phys Ed   78.0%
Law 85.0%
Mathematics 73.0%
Nursing 95.0%
Other Arts & Sciences 46.0%
Other Health Professions 75.0%
Physical Sciences 79.0%
Social Sciences 65.0%
Institution Rate 75.7%

* For graduation rate, sample size of five or fewer individuals.

OSAP Loan Default Rates (not yet available)

The 2017 default rates reflect the repayment status of students (undergraduate and graduate) who were issued an Ontario Student Loan (OSL) in the 2014/15 academic year and did not receive an OSL in 2015/16. Student loan recipients/defaulters are, for purpose of calculating default rates, assigned to the last institution/program they attended in 2014/15. The status of these loans was assessed as of July 2017 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.

OSAP Loan Default Rates

Program Default Rate
Agriculture/Biological Sciences 2.0%
Business & Commerce 4.0%
Computer Science 8.0%
Education 3.0%
Engineering 4.0%
Fine & Applied Arts 9.0%
Humanities 10.0%
Kinesiology/Recreation/Phys Ed   1.0%
Law 0.0%
Mathematics *
Nursing 1.0%
Other Arts & Sciences 6.0%
Physical Sciences 7.0%
Social Sciences 7.0%
Institution Rate 5.1%

* For OSAP loan rate, sample size of five or fewer individuals.