Table D.2.5
Number of certificates, diplomas and degrees granted by colleges, by sex of graduate and program type, Canada, provinces and territories, 2005/2006 to 2008/2009

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Table D.2.5
Number of certificates, diplomas and degrees granted by colleges, by sex of graduate and program type, Canada, provinces and territories, 2005/2006 to 2008/2009
Table summary
This table displays the results of number of certificates, diplomas and degrees granted by colleges. This information is grouped by 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, both sexes, male, female and percentage female (appearing as column headers), calculated using percentage and number as a unit of measure.
2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009
Both sexesNote 1 Male Female Percentage female Both sexesNote 1 Male Female Percentage female Both sexesNote 1 Male Female Percentage female Both sexesNote 1 Male Female Percentage female
number percentage number percentage number percentage number percentage
Canada  
College certificate or diploma and other credential at the college levelNote 2 155,112Note r 63,126Note r 91,728Note r 59 155,850Note r 62,988Note r 92,382Note r 59 157,452 64,242 92,418 59 156,447 63,363 92,253 59
UndergraduateNote 3 3,888Note r 1,353Note r 2,532Note r 65 4,185Note r 1,632Note r 2,553 61 4,686 1,713 2,970 63 2,979 1,236 1,743 59
GraduateNote 4 156Note r 66 87 56Note r 114 57 57 50 219 114 102 47 15 6 12 80
Total 159,159Note r 64,545Note r 94,353Note r 59 160,149Note r 64,674Note r 94,989Note r 59 162,354 66,069 95,490 59 159,444 64,602 94,008 59
Newfoundland and LabradorNote 5  
College certificate or diploma and other credential at the college levelNote 2 1,746 777 969 55 1,746Note r 777 966 55 1,746 777 969 55 1,746 777 969 55
Prince Edward Island  
College certificate or diploma and other credential at the college levelNote 2 780Note r 468 297 38 807 447 300 37 960 516 300 31 1,008 456 351 35
Nova Scotia  
College certificate or diploma and other credential at the college levelNote 2 3,480 1,698 1,779 51 3,747 1,812 1,920 51 3,843 1,881 1,953 51 3,855 1,875 1,974 51
New Brunswick  
College certificate or diploma and other credential at the college levelNote 2 2,916Note r 1,488 1,410 48 2,274Note r 1,155Note r 1,101Note r 48Note r 2,274 1,158 1,098 48 2,304 1,173 1,116 48
Quebec  
College certificate or diploma and other credential at the college levelNote 2 50,307 19,590 30,717 61 50,184Note p 19,518Note p 30,669Note p 61Note p 50,520 20,010 30,510 60 50,976 19,881 31,095 61
Ontario  
College certificate or diploma and other credential at the college levelNote 2 56,655Note r 24,054Note r 32,445Note r 57 58,260Note r 24,531Note r 33,417Note r 57 58,935 24,789 33,579 57 60,282 25,392 34,380 57
UndergraduateNote 3 0 0 0 0 237Note r 90Note r 147Note r 62Note r 267 123 141 53 342 183 162 47
Total 56,655Note r 24,054Note r 32,445Note r 57Note r 58,500Note r 24,621Note r 33,567Note r 57 59,202 24,915 33,720 57 60,624 25,572 34,539 57
Manitoba  
College certificate or diploma and other credential at the college levelNote 2 2,394Note r 939 1,452 61 2,544 999 1,542 61 2,565 993 1,575 61 2,547 987 1,560 61
Saskatchewan  
College certificate or diploma and other credential at the college levelNote 2 3,090 1,182 1,908 62 3,450Note r 1,623Note r 1,806Note r 52 3,546 1,782 1,719 48 3,645 1,764 1,827 50
Alberta  
College certificate or diploma and other credential at the college levelNote 2 16,131Note r 6,444Note r 9,651Note r 60 15,072 6,000 9,042 60 15,228 6,249 8,976 59 16,497 6,423 10,065 61
UndergraduateNote 3 993Note r 417 576Note r 58 954Note r 450Note r 501Note r 53 1,077 477 597 55 1,380 600 783 57
Total 17,124Note r 6,858Note r 10,224Note r 60 16,026Note r 6,450 9,543Note r 60 16,302 6,729 9,573 59 17,877 7,023 10,845 61
British ColumbiaNote 6  
College certificate or diploma and other credential at the college levelNote 2 17,403Note r 6,456Note r 10,926Note r 63 17,511Note r 6,084Note r 11,409Note r 65 17,589 6,042 11,535 66 13,344 4,590 8,712 65
UndergraduateNote 3 2,898 939 1,959 68 2,994 1,089 1,905 64 3,342 1,110 2,232 67 1,257 456 798 63
GraduateNote 4 156Note r 66 87 56Note r 114 57 57 50 219 114 102 47 15 6 12 80
Total 20454Note r 7,461 12,969Note r 63 20,616Note r 7,230Note r 13,368Note r 65 21,150 7,263 13,869 66 14,616 5,052 9,522 65
Yukon  
College certificate or diploma and other credential at the college levelNote 2 6 3 3 50 24 12 12 50 27 12 12 44 24 12 12 50
Northwest Territories  
College certificate or diploma and other credential at the college levelNote 2 123 18 105 85 126 18 108 86 126 18 108 86 126 18 108 86
Nunavut  
College certificate or diploma and other credential at the college levelNote 2 78Note r 12 69 88Note r 96 12 84 88 96 15 84 88 96 15 84 88
0 true zero or a value rounded to zero
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1. The figures for "Male" and "Female" may not add to the total for "Both sexes" because "Both sexes" includes individuals for whom sex was not reported.
2. Includes: college or CEGEP postsecondary programs; college post-diploma programs; collaborative degree programs; university transfer programs from a college or CEGEP (includes associate degree); and college preliminary year courses.
3. Includes programs leading to a bachelor's degree, an applied degree, a university preliminary year or pre-bachelor, or to an undergraduate-level certificate or diploma.
4. Includes programs leading to a master's degree or other university graduate-level certificates or diplomas.
5. College institutions from Newfoundland and Labrador have not reported their graduates to the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) since 2005/2006; PSIS has used the 2005/2006 data as estimates for subsequent years.
6. The following institutions, previously colleges, were granted university status as of September 1, 2008, and are excluded from the 2008/2009 counts for British Columbia: Capilano College, Malaspina University College, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Kwantlen University College, University College of the Fraser Valley. The decrease in the number of certificates, diplomas and degrees for British Columbia and for Canada in 2008/2009 was mainly due to the attribution of university status to these five colleges.
Notes: These figures reflect certificates, diplomas and degrees granted by colleges (please see Table D.2.3, published December 13, 2010, for the number of certificates, diplomas and degrees granted by universities). Programs related to pre-employment, apprenticeship, basic training or skills upgrading, second language training, job readiness or orientation programs are not included. All counts reflect the number of graduates in the academic year. The reporting period is the academic year as defined by the college, which begins on the first day after the end of the winter semester.
Graduates from institutions that are not funded by provincial ministries of education are no longer included in the survey; this began in 2005/2006 for such institutions in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and in 2006/2007 for those in Ontario and Alberta.
The Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) has revised "total graduates" for 1999/2000 to 2006/2007. All PSIS data are subject to revision.
To ensure the confidentiality of responses, all counts are randomly rounded to a multiple of 3. Since the total and subtotals are independently rounded, the total values may not match the sum of the individual values. Similarly, percentage distributions, which are calculated on rounded data, may not necessarily add up to 100%.
For a brief description of this indicator, including the methodology, please see the Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program.
Source: Statistics Canada, Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS), CANSIM Table 477-0016, College graduates by program level, Classification of Instructional Programs, Primary Grouping (CIP_PG) and sex, annual (number), published March 10, 2011.
Updated December 14, 2011.
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