CUDO 2011: Section K - Other Useful Information

K1 - Academic Plans


Link to Lakehead University's Academic Plans:
Lakehead University 2012 Academic Plan
Lakehead University Academic Plan 2006

Note:  For more information on Lakehead University's Strategic Plans:
Lakehead University Strategic Plan 2010-2013
Lakehead University Strategic Plan 2005-2010

Source:  Individual Institutions


K2 - Key Performance Indicators, Employment Rate of Graduates in Undergraduate Programs


Employment rate of 2008 Graduates in Undergraduate Programs.

ProgramEmployment Rate (2 years)Employment Rate (6 months)
Agriculture & Biological Science 100.00% 100.00%
Business & Commerce 88.24% 81.25%
Computer Science 100.00% 100.00%
Education 94.44% 92.19%
Engineering 96.67% 100.00%
Fine & Applied Arts 100.00% 80.00%
Forestry 100.00% 100.00%
Humanities 82.76% 90.00%
Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys. Educ. 100.00% 84.62%
Mathematics 100.00% 100.00%
Nursing 100.00% 100.00%
Other Arts & Science 81.82% 100.00%
Physical Science 100.00% 100.00%
Social Science 96.72% 98.41%
OVERALL AVERAGE 94.46% 94.32%

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 2008 graduates of undergraduate degree programs. Graduates were asked questions regarding their employment situation six months and two years after graduation.

Source: MTCU and Institutions


K2A - Key Performance Indicators, Degree Completion Rate for Undergraduate Cohort, New Year 1 Students


Data in the following table are for Fall 2002 New Year 1 Students

ProgramGraduation Rate
Agriculture & Biological Science 85.9%
Business & Commerce 72.6%
Computer Science 72.2%
Education 99.2%
Fine & Applied Arts 72.7%
Forestry 62.5%
Humanities 78.8%
Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys. Educ. 74.5%
Mathematics 76.5%
Nursing 93.0%
Other Arts & Science 58.5%
Physical Science 77.8%
Social Science 74.7%
Overall Average 81.5%

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 2002 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 (2002 to 2009).

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


K2A2 - Key Performance Indicators, Degree Completion Rate for Undergraduate Cohort, New Year 1 Students


Data in the following table are for new, full-time, Year One undergraduate students enrolled in Fall 2001 who subsequently graduated by 2008.

TypeNumber of Students
New full-time year one undergraduate students 1301
Total graduates 1062

Source: MTCU and Institutions


K3 - Retention Rates


The following is retention rate, 2009.

YearRetention Rate
Year 1 to Year 2 87.8%

Retention Rate:  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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