Employment rate high for Brock graduates

Institutional Analysis and Planning




Employment rate high for Brock graduates

98 per cent employed within two years of graduation 

Indicators Brock University System
1991 Graduation Rates 76.4% 73.2%
1997 Graduate Employment Rates
(6 Months)
94.4% 93.1%
1997 Graduate Employment Rates
(2 Years)
97.8% 96.4%
1999 Ontario Student Loans Default Rates 8.0% 8.4%

"Brock graduates have one of the highest employment rates of any Ontario university," states Brock President David Atkinson. "Fully 98 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 the top Ontario universities at 76.4 per cent. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities 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 8.0 per cent compares with the university system average of 18.4 per cent. The 1999 default rates reflect the repayment status of students who were issued Ontario Student Loans in the 1996-97 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.