Employment rate high for Brock graduates

Institutional Analysis and Planning




Employment rate high for Brock graduates

97 per cent employed within two years of graduation 

Indicators Brock University System
1990 Graduation Rates 77.0% 70.8%
1996 Graduate Employment Rates
(6 Months)
91.8% 90.8%
1996 Graduate Employment Rates
(2 Years)
97.0% 96.7%
1998 Ontario Student Loans Default Rates 12.5% 12.3%

"Brock graduates have one of the highest employment rates of any Ontario university," states Brock President David Atkinson. "Fully, 97 per cent are working after graduation." This is exceptional news, not only for our graduates, but for current and future Brock students. These figures clearly show that a university education leads to employment and that Brock is on the right track." The results of the survey support Brock's recently released plan for the future with its thrust to place a greater emphasis on career development programs that prepare students for the world of work. Graduation rates place Brock University fifth among Ontario universities at 77.0 per cent. The Faculty of Education graduation rate is second in the province at 99.4 per cent. The Ministry of Education and Training has calculated graduation rates using a single entering cohort of students and determining whether or not they graduated within seven years. Brock's Ontario student loan default rate of 12.5 per cent compares with the university system average of 12.3 per cent. The 1998 default rates reflect the repayment status of students who were issued Ontario Student Loans in the 1995-96 academic year and completed or exited their studies. An Ontario Student Loan is in default when the Ontario government has paid a bank's claim for an inactive loan i.e. when no payments were made for at least 90 days. 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.