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Graduation Rates, Employment Rates, and OSAP Default Rates

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) has requested Ontario universities to make available, to students, data regarding graduation rates, employment rates, and OSAP default rates.

Data are presented by Western's faculty/program and by MAESD program categories. The MAESD categories are quite broad but necessary to ensure comparability throughout the Ontario university system.

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 four or less.


Important Notes:

1. Graduation Rates (calculated by MAESD; undergraduate students only)

MAESD has calculated graduation rates using a single entering cohort of students and determining whether or not they graduated within 7 years. The methodology involves the selection of all 2007-08 full-time, first-year, first-time undergraduate students in both direct-entry and second-entry programs. The subset is then matched against the records for students who received a degree (in any program) from the same institution during the period 2008 to 2014. Graduation rates are generally understated since students who transfer to other universities are categorized as "not graduating".

2. Employment Rates (results of a survey conducted by the Ontario Universities Application Centre; undergraduate students only)

To determine employment rates of recent graduates, a survey of all 2013 graduates of undergraduate degree programs was conducted. Graduates were asked questions regarding their employment situation 6 months and two years after graduation.

3. OSAP Default Rates (calculated by MAESD; undergraduate and graduate students)

OSAP default rates = Percentage of students who had defaulted on their Ontario Student Loan repayment obligations as of July, 2015 from all students who were issued an OSL in 2012-13 and not in 2013-14.


Graduation Rates and Employment Rates by Western's Faculty/Program - February 2017

Faculty/Program Graduation Rates Employment Rates
6 Months After Graduation 2 Years After Graduation
Direct-Entry Programs      
Management and Organizational Studies 85.8% 87.2% 92.1%
Arts, Soc Sci, Kinesiology, FIMS 81.1% 90.0% 93.8%
Engineering 85.2% 78.7% 89.6%
Music 83.0% 90.6% 93.0%
Nursing 91.1% 95.8% 99.2%
Science, B Med Sci, BHSc 83.8% 84.4% 92.1%
Second-Entry Programs      
Business 100.0% 92.9% 99.5%
Dentistry 100.0% 86.4% 100.0%
Education 98.8% 87.3% 97.0%
Law 97.5% 96.5% 100.0%
Medicine 98.6% 100.0% 100.0%
Western University 86.6% 88.9% 94.6%
Ontario University System 77.2% 87.0% 93.6%

Notes:

1. Program level data exclude Western's Affiliated Colleges.

2. Graduation rates = Percentage of the 2007-08 incoming cohort (full-time, first-year, first-time) who graduated in any program between 2008 and 2014 (inclusive).

3. Employment rates = Percentage of the 2013 graduates who were employed 6 months and 2 years after graduation.


Graduation Rates, Employment Rates, and OSAP Default Rates by MAESD Category - February 2017

MAESD Category Graduation Rates Employment Rates OSAP Default Rates
6 Months After Graduation 2 Years After Graduation
Agriculture/Biological Sciences   80.7% 93.8%  
Business and Commerce 85.8% 89.7% 96.2% 0.4%
Computer Science   84.6% 100.0%  
Dentistry 100.0% 86.4% 100.0% 0.0%
Education (Teacher Training) 98.8% 87.3% 97.0% 2.0%
Engineering 85.2% 78.7% 89.6% 1.5%
Fine and Applied Arts 80.5% 91.2% 86.5% 1.2%
Food Sciences and Nutrition 100.0% 81.3% 90.0% 1.6%
Humanities 83.0% 90.5% 94.7% 1.6%
Kinesiology 85.1% 95.2% 100.0% 0.8%
Law 97.5% 96.5% 100.0% 0.9%
Mathematics   83.3% 92.3%  
Medicine 98.6% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0%
Nursing 91.1% 95.8% 99.2% 0.6%
Other Arts and Science 80.2% 82.4% 79.0% 4.0%
Other Health Professions 83.8%     3.2%
Physical Sciences   85.0% 86.4%  
Social Sciences 83.0% 89.0% 93.2% 0.8%
Theology       0.0%
Therapy and Rehabilitation       0.0%
Western University 86.6% 88.9% 94.6% 2.4%
Ontario University System 77.2% 87.0% 93.6% 3.6%

Notes:

1. UWO data include Western's Affiliated Colleges.

2. Graduation rates = Percentage of the 2007-08 incoming cohort (full-time, first-year, first-time) who graduated in any program between 2008 and 2014 (inclusive).

3. Employment rates = Percentage of the 2013 graduates who were employed 6 months and 2 years after graduation.

4. OSAP default rates = Percentage of students who had defaulted on their Ontario Student Loan repayment obligations as of July, 2015 from all students who were issued an OSL in 2012-13 and not in 2013-14.

5. "Business and Commerce" excludes Western's Honors Business Administration (HBA) Program.


 



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