Staying the course: Persistence and graduation of postsecondary students in Canada

Release date: October 18, 2019

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Description: Staying the course: Persistence and graduation of postsecondary students in Canada

Staying the course: Persistence and graduation of postsecondary students in Canada

Of the students aged 19 years and younger who enrolled full-time in a program in 2010/2011:Footnote 1

Proportion of students by gender
  Women (%) Men (%)
Undergraduate degreeFootnote 2 58 42
College diplomaFootnote 2 55 45
Proportion of students by status of student in Canada
  Canadian students (%) International students (%)
Undergraduate degreeFootnote 2 94 6
College diplomaFootnote 2 98 2

One year after entry

Proportion still enrolled in their educational qualification one year after entry
  Women still enrolled (%) Men still enrolled (%)
Undergraduate degreeFootnote 2 89 87
College diplomaFootnote 2 74 71

Graduation rateFootnote 3

Proportion of students who had graduated with an undergraduate degree within six years
  Women (%) Men (%)
With an undergraduate degreeFootnote 2 77 69
With a different educational qualification, such as a college diplomaFootnote 2 3 3
Proportion of students who had graduated with a college diploma within four years
  Women (%) Men (%)
With a college diplomaFootnote 2 51 46
With a different educational qualification, such as a college certificateFootnote 2 9 7

Average time to graduation

Average time to graduation
  Women Men
Undergraduate degreeFootnote 2 4.4 years 4.6 years
College diplomaFootnote 2 3.0 years 2.9 years

Source: Statistics Canada. Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS).

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