Colleges Ontario is the association that collectively represents Ontario's 24 public colleges. Their purpose is to influence policy to strengthen the quality of the programs offered in Ontario.
Each year, colleges throughout the province are surveyed on five key performance areas: graduate satisfaction, student satisfaction, employer satisfaction, employment rate and graduation rate. The data is gathered by an independent research company and is used to improve student experience.
Cambrian College has the second highest employment rate six months after graduation in the province at 90.2 per cent. They fell behind Fanshawe College in London, Ont., by a fraction of an inch.
Collège Boréal, for the 18th time in 19 years, boasts the highest graduation rate in the province at 73.6 per cent. The bilingual college, which has campuses in Sudbury and across Ontario, also has the highest student satisfaction rate at 87 per cent.
Other highlights of the report include:
- Cambrian College and Collège Boréal both rate above the provincial average of 79.9 per cent in graduate satisfaction rate
- Employers have a 93.8 per cent satisfaction rate with graduates coming from Collège Boréal
- 83.8 per cent of students said they were very satisfied with the overall quality of the services offered at Collège Boréal, the highest in the province
- This year Collège Boréal is the only college in Ontario with the top rank for two out of five indicators
- Cambrian College met or exceeded the provincial average score in all eight categories surveyed
Colleges Ontario has been collecting data on key performance indicators since 1998. Both Cambrian College and Collège Boréal would like to congratulate key players on their success.