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Sheridan first among GTA colleges for graduation rates

May 12, 2021
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Sheridan scored highest among Greater Toronto Area (GTA) colleges in graduation rates, one of the principal metrics in the provincial key performances indicator (KPI) survey. 

Sheridan led all GTA colleges in total graduation rate (70%) and degree program graduation rate (76.3%) and was second among GTA colleges in the two-year diploma program graduation rate (71.5%) and graduate certificate program graduation rate (87.4%). 

Sheridan also performed highly in graduation readiness. The percentage of Sheridan graduates who found a job within six months of graduation (83.6%) was higher than the GTA average.

“These results further cement Sheridan’s position as a leader in providing dynamic learning experiences that provide students with relevant, future-focused skills that prepare them for rewarding careers,” says Sheridan President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Janet Morrison, “and are a testament to the tremendously dedicated faculty and staff we have at Sheridan.”

All scores reflect results from the 2019-20 KPI survey, featuring responses from graduates who completed their programs in the 2018-19 academic year. Results from the survey were released later than usual because KPI surveying was paused in 2020 to allow Ontario colleges and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to focus on the successful delivery of programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The KPI survey has been conducted annually by an independent research company since 1998, when the Ontario government introduced the initiative to collect and report performance data on Ontario colleges. The survey allows colleges to gauge their success and determine areas in which they can improve; provides parents and students with details that help them make informed choices about college education; helps identify current and future workplace needs; and educates taxpayers, government and researchers about performance of the college sector.

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