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Graduation Rates, Employment Rates, and OSAP Default Rates

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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 MCU program categories. The MCU 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 MCU; undergraduate students only)

MCU 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 2013-14 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 2014 to 2020. 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 2018 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 MCU; undergraduate and graduate students)

OSAP default rates = Percentage of students who had defaulted on their Ontario Student Loan repayment obligations as of July, 2019 from all students who were issued an OSL in 2016-17 and not in 2017-18.


Graduation Rates and Employment Rates by Western's Faculty/Program - April 2022

Faculty/Program Graduation Rates Employment Rates
6 Months After Graduation 2 Years After Graduation
Direct-Entry Programs      
Management and Organizational Studies 87.8% 90.8% 93.2%
Arts, Soc Sci, Kinesiology, FIMS 81.3% 90.4% 92.9%
Engineering 82.5% 88.6% 94.6%
Music 79.5% 92.9% 93.1%
Nursing 92.9% 97.1% 99.0%
Science, B Med Sci, BHSc 84.9% 88.7% 88.9%
Second-Entry Programs      
Business   98.1% 97.4%
Dentistry 100.0% 93.8% 100.0%
Education 98.6% 96.7% 97.4%
Law 95.7% 100.0% 95.9%
Medicine 99.4% 100.0% 98.2%
Western University 86.4% 92.5% 93.7%
Ontario University System 77.5% 91.2% 92.5%

Notes:

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

2. Graduation rates = Percentage of the 2013-14 incoming cohort (full-time, first-year, first-time) who graduated in any program between 2014 and 2020 (inclusive).

3. Employment rates = Percentage of the 2018 graduates who were employed 6 months and 2 years after graduation.


Graduation Rates, Employment Rates, and OSAP Default Rates by MCU Category - April 2022

MCU Category Graduation Rates Employment Rates OSAP Default Rates
6 Months After Graduation 2 Years After Graduation
Agriculture/Biological Sciences   89.8% 85.1%  
Business and Commerce 87.8% 94.5% 95.5% 0.8%
Computer Science   90.3% 90.0%  
Dentistry 100.0% 93.8% 100.0% 0.0%
Education (Teacher Training) 98.6% 96.2% 96.9% 0.8%
Engineering 82.5% 87.9% 94.7% 0.9%
Fine and Applied Arts 75.2% 90.3% 92.6% 2.1%
Food Sciences and Nutrition 91.7%   100.0% 1.4%
Humanities 89.2% 91.3% 93.7% 0.8%
Kinesiology 86.4% 91.9% 92.9% 2.1%
Law 95.7% 100.0% 95.9% 0.0%
Mathematics   88.9% 90.0%  
Medicine 99.4% 100.0% 98.2% 0.7%
Nursing 92.9% 97.1% 99.0% 0.0%
Other Arts and Science 78.5% 100.0% 100.0% 3.6%
Other Health Professions 87.2% 89.3% 90.1% 2.0%
Physical Sciences   85.7% 90.0%  
Social Sciences   90.3% 92.2% 1.3%
Theology   100.0% 100.0%  
Therapy and Rehabilitation   66.7% 88.9% 0.0%
Western University 86.4% 92.5% 93.7% 1.9%
Ontario University System 77.5% 91.2% 92.5% 2.7%

Notes:

1. UWO data exclude Western's Affiliated Colleges.

2. Graduation rates = Percentage of the 2013-14 incoming cohort (full-time, first-year, first-time) who graduated in any program between 2014 and 2020 (inclusive).

3. Employment rates = Percentage of the 2018 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, 2019 from all students who were issued an OSL in 2016-17 and not in 2017-18.

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


 



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