Graduation, Employment and OSAP Loan Default Rates: Provincial Averages by Program Area

Provincial Averages by Program Area

December 2008

  Graduation Employment Rate2 Default
Program Rate1 6 months 2 years Rate3
Agriculture & Bio Sci 76.2% 90.3% 92.5% 3.7%
Arch & Landsc Arch 81.3% 95.7% 97.7% 1.8%
Business & Comm 78.4% 95.3% 97.3% 3.2%
Computer Science 67.6% 93.9% 97.7% 3.3%
Dentistry 97.0% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0%
Education 97.7% 94.9% 97.7% 1.7%
Engineering 78.6% 91.0% 96.8% 2.5%
Fine Arts 67.1% 92.3% 97.6% 7.3%
Forestry 86.5% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0%
Health Prof 81.1% 93.1% 96.7% 2.0%
Humanities 70.1% 94.5% 96.1% 6.0%
Kin/Rec/PhysEd 79.7% 96.4% 97.9% 2.4%
Law* 91.0% 97.4% 96.2% 6.8%
Mathematics 72.8% 89.4% 97.2% 4.4%
Medicine 99.1% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0%
Nursing 83.9% 98.0% 99.2% 1.8%
Other Arts & Science 72.3% 91.4% 96.4% 8.6%
Pharmacy 95.4% 100.0% 100.0% 0.0%
Physical Science 70.2% 89.7% 95.8% 4.0%
Social Sciences* 69.2% 93.2% 96.5% 5.2%
Theology 80.3% 100.0% 100.0% 4.2%
Therapy & Rehab 92.9% 100.0% 100.0% 0.4%
Provincial Average 77.0% 94.0% 96.9% 4.3%
  1. Percent of year 1 students in bachelors or first professional degree programs in 1999 who subsequently received a degree between 2000 and 2006 in any program area.
  2. Percentage of 2005 graduates of bachelors or first professional degree programs who were employed 6 months and two years after graduation.
  3. These 2007 default rates reflect the repayment status of students who were issued Ontario Student Loans in the 2004-2005 academic year and completed or exited their studies in 2005-2006. Includes graduate students in these programs.
  4. Data not available / not reported.
  5. Total does not include default rate data for students for which program or studies was not reported, not applicable or unmatched by OSAP database and university enrolment file.

* Law included in Social Sciences for Algoma, Carleton, Laurentian and Ryerson, except for the OSAP Default Rate.

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