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Section K1
Academic Plans
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Section K2
Key Performance Indicators
Employment Rates of 2005 Graduates in Undergraduate Programs
Program Employment
2 Years (%)
6 Months (%)
Fine & Applied Arts 98.1 88.7
Employment Rates: 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. To determine employment rates of recent graduates, Ontario universities conducted a survey of all 2005 graduates of undergraduate degree programs. Graduates were asked questions regarding their employment situation six months and two years after graduation.

Source: MTCU and Institutions
Section K2A
Key Performance Indicators
Degree Completion Rate for Undergraduate Cohort, Fall 1998 New, Year 1 Students
Program Graduation Rate (%)
Fine & Applied Arts 53.6
Total new full-time year one undergraduate students enrolled in fall 1998 491
Total students reported above who graduated by 2005 263
Graduation Rates: The MTCU has calculated graduation rates using a single entering cohort of students and determining whether or not they graduated within seven years. The methodology employed involves the selection of all new full-time, Year One undergraduate students on the official Fall 1998 enrolment file, who have a valid (and unique) student ID number, and were seeking either a bachelors or first professional degree. The subset was then matched against the records for students who received a degree (in any program) from the same institution during the most current seven year period (1999 to 2005).

Graduation Rates for Agricultural and Biological Science, Computer Science, Humanities, Mathematics, Other Health Professions, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Theology are included in Other Arts & Science.

Note: OCAD became a degree-granting institution in 2002-03. Members of the 1998 cohort were in diploma programs only.

Source: MTCU and Institutions
Section K3
Retention Rates 2007
Year 1 to Year 2 Retention Rate (%):
> 92.0

Retention rate: Report the percentage of first-time, full-time first year students in a given fall term who returned to the institution in the next fall term.

Source: Institutional CSRDE submission

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