Since 1998, a collaborative venture between the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) and the twenty-four Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology has been utilizing the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure the extent to which Ontario colleges are meeting the needs of students, graduates, and employers. The KPI initiative is an attempt to ensure that college programs remain accountable, responsive, and effective in meeting the needs of its stakeholders.
The four indicators used to measure college performance include the following:
- Graduate Employment
- Graduate Satisfaction
- Employer Satisfaction
- Graduation Rate
The Graduate Outcome and Employer Satisfaction (GOES) Survey is used to inform the first three KPIs. This survey, completed six months after graduation online or by phone, is administered by Forum Research, a firm contracted by MCU, to graduates from all twenty-four colleges in Ontario. The Graduation Rate is calculated by MCU based on data submitted by the colleges on an annual basis. All KPIs are based on data from domestic graduates.
2021-2022 KPI Results
- 83.1% of St. Clair College graduates were employed 6 months after graduation.
- 79.5% of St. Clair College graduates were satisfied or very satisfied with the usefulness of their college education in achieving their goals after graduation.
- 100% of employers of St. Clair College graduates were satisfied or very satisfied with their employees’ overall college preparation for their type of work.
- 70.6% of St. Clair College students graduated within a standardized timeframe.
How St. Clair College Uses the Survey Data
St. Clair College uses the information collected from the survey to ensure that students receive a superior and meaningful education that will prepare them for the job market. The information gathered is also used to enhance program quality and service excellence.
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