1997 Graduate Employment Rates

Institutional Analysis and Planning




1997 Graduate Employment Rates

To determine employment rates of recent graduates, Ontario universities conducted a survey of all 1997 graduates of undergraduate degree programs. Graduates were asked 12 questions regarding their employment situation 6 months and two years after graduation. 2,283 surveys were mailed out to Brock graduates and follow-up phone calls were later conducted. An overall response rate of 46% (933 surveys) was achieved. This Table indicates the employment rates for 1997 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 98.2% 99.1% 95.5% 99.0%
Business & Commerce 94.4% 98.2% 95.4% 97.3%
Fine Arts 100% 100% 91.9% 96.6%
Applied Health Sciences 96.3% 99.1% 95.0% 97.5%
Social Sciences 94.9% 96.3% 91.9% 95.5%
Humanities 95% 98.7% 91.8% 95.2%
Other Arts/Sciences 100.0% 100.0% 91.9% 95.8%
Agricultural/Biological Sciences 86.2% 93.8% 87.2% 93.1%
Computer Science 93.8% 100.0% 95.4% 95.6%
  82.6% 95.8% 77.3% 94.1%
Physical Science 75% 85.7% 90.0% 93.0%
 
Total 94.4% 97.8% 93.1% 96.4%

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 at Brock

 

 

Program 6 Months 2 Years
Dentistry 97.9% 97.8%
Law 94.0% 96.0%
Medicine 99.4% 100.0%
Optometry 100.0% 100.0%
Vet Medicine 100.0% 97.7%
Forestry 90.9% 100.0%
Arch/Landsc Arch 92.3% 96.7%
Engineering 93.8% 96.6%
Food Nutrition Science 92.3% 98.2%
Journalism 97.1% 97.3%
Nursing 93.4% 98.4%
Theology 100.0% 100.0%