Key Trends in Elementary to Postsecondary Student Enrolments, Graduations and Tuition Fees

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Data

The data used to create this interactive web application is from the following listed data tables:

Tuition and living accommodation costs

Elementary to secondary education

Postsecondary education

Key trends

Additional information

Data for this dashboard is related to the following three surveys: Tuition and Living Accommodation Costs (TLAC), Elementary-Secondary Education Survey (ESES), and the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS).

Tuition and living accommodation costs

Tuition fees are reported in 2021 constant dollars or current dollars.

Constant dollars for the current year are calculated using an average of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the last six months.

Classification of professional degree types can be found here.

Definitions, data sources, and methods for the Tuition and Living Accommodation Costs (TLAC): Survey number 3123.

Elementary to Secondary Education

Enrolments in each school type, as well as in official languages programs, are displayed if they are offered in the province or territory and the data are available. Counts represent the number of students enrolled in programs at the beginning of the school year (in September or as close as possible thereafter). Graduation counts are also available by school type and represent first-time secondary school graduates only.

All counts are randomly rounded to a multiple of 3 using the following procedure: counts that are already a multiple of 3 are not adjusted; counts 1 greater than a multiple of 3 are adjusted to the next lowest multiple of 3 with a probability of two-thirds and to the next highest multiple of 3 with a probability of one-third. The probabilities are reversed for counts that are 1 less than a multiple of 3.

Totals may not add up to the sum of all categories due to rounding.

The school type "private schools" also includes "independent schools".

Definitions, data sources, and methods for the Elementary-Secondary Education Survey (ESES): Survey number 5102.

Postsecondary Education

The STEM category includes fields of study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and computer sciences. The BHASE category includes fields of study in business, humanities, health, arts, social science, education, legal studies, trades, services, natural resources and conservation.

The field of study refers to the Variant of CIP Canada 2016 — Cannabis STEM and BHASE groupings. The “Total, instructional program” data in this application are modified to exclude the STEM/BHASE “Unclassified” category. All calculations based on the “Total, instructional program” use the modified STEM/BHASE field of study total.

Prior to 2008/2009, institutions provided an aggregated CIP code for field of study. Beginning in 2008/2009, Statistics Canada started coding field of study to the detailed CIP series but it was not until 2010/2011 that this was done uniformly across all institutions. This may cause light inconsistencies at the more detailed series of CIP, used to derive the STEM/BHASE groupings. Therefore, prior to 2010/2011, the STEM/BHASE groupings are not available in the public data tables.

All counts are randomly rounded to a multiple of 3. Totals may not add up to the sum of all categories due to rounding. Percentages are calculated using rounded counts.

Graduate data are published based on the calendar year.

Reference to international student enrolments at Canadian public colleges and universities for 2017/2018 can be found here.

Definitions, data sources, and methods for the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS): Survey number 5017.

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