1996 Graduate Employment Rates

Institutional Analysis and Planning




1996 Graduate Employment Rates

To determine employment rates of recent graduates, Ontario universities conducted a survey of all 1996 graduates of undergraduate degree programs. Graduates were asked 12 questions regarding their employment situation 6 months and two years after graduation. Between December 29, 1998 and January 12 1999, a total of 52,175 surveys were mailed out. Follow-up phone calls were later conducted by institutions between mid-March and April 4, 1999. An overall response rate of 54% was achieved. This Table indicates the employment rates for 1996 graduates of Brock University's and all universities undergraduate programs, by program category, 6 months and two years after graduation.  

  Brock University Other Universities
Program 6 Months 2 Years 6 Months 2 Years
Education 93.8% 97.4% 94.1% 97.7%
Business & Commerce 90.8% 98.6% 94.1% 97.7%
Fine Arts 91.3% 88.9% 90.1% 94.4%
Physical Education 96.6% 99.2% 93.1% 98.1%
Social Sciences 86.9% 94.3% 89.3% 96.1%
Humanities 96.3% 98.9% 91.8% 96.1%
Other Arts/Sciences 100.0% 100.0% 87.3% 94.6%
Agricultural/Biological Sciences 88.9% 97.1% 87.1% 95.6%
Computer Science 82.3% 100.0% 90.5% 98.6%
Mathematics 88.8% 100.0% 91.0% 97.0%
Physical Science 86.6% 94.7% 87.2% 94.7%
Not reported 94.7% 100.0% 93.0% 90.2%
 
Total 91.8% 97.0% 90.8% 96.7%

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

Table 2 Programs of Study Not Offered

 

Program 6 Months 2 Years
Dentistry 100.0% 100.0%
Law 93.3% 95.8%
Medicine 100.0% 99.6%
Optometry 100.0% 100.0%
Pharmacy 98.9% 98.9%
Vet Medicine 100.0% 100.0%
Forestry 92.3% 96.2%
Arch/Landsc Arch 87.5% 97.6%
Engineering 91.5% 97.4%
HH Science 89.2% 95.1%
Journalism 88.9% 97.7%
Nursing 88.3% 98.9%
Religion/Theology 96.0% 93.6%

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