CUDO 2008: Section K - Other Useful Information

Section K1
Academic Plans
Link to Lakehead University's Academic Plan:
Note: For more information on Lakehead University's Strategic Plan:


Section K2
Key Performance Indicators
Employment Rates of 2005 Graduates in Undergraduate Programs

Program Employment
2 Years (%)
6 Months (%)
Agriculture & Biological Science 80.0 83.3
Business & Commerce 100.0 90.9
Computer Science    
Education 96.6 92.0
Engineering 100.0 93.3
Fine & Applied Arts 80.0 100.0
Forestry 100.0 100.0
Humanities 90.9 83.3
Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys Educ. 100.0 100.0
Mathematics 100.0 50.0
Nursing 100.0 92.9
Other Arts & Science 100.0 100.0
Physical Science 100.0  
Social Science 93.5 88.9

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 (%)
Agriculture & Biological Science 63.8
Business & Commerce 68.4
Computer Science 40.0
Education 89.2
Fine & Applied Arts 38.5
Forestry 65.4
Humanities 63.9
Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys Educ. 69.8
Mathematics 40.0
Nursing 60.0
Other Arts & Science 34.6
Physical Science 72.2
Social Science 61.7
Total new full-time year one undergraduate students enrolled in fall 1998 1339
Total students reported above who graduated by 2005 978

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.

Source: MTCU and Institutions 


Section K3
Retention Rates 2007
Year 1 to Year 2 Retention Rate (%):
> 86.7

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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