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Common University Data Ontario (2008)
Carleton University
Section K1
Academic Plans
Link to the University's Academic Plans:
> University Reports
Section K2
Key Performance Indicators
Employment Rates of 2005 Graduates in Undergraduate Programs
Program Employment
2 Years (%)
6 Months (%)
Agriculture & Biological Science 100 87.5
Architecture 90.0 100
Business & Commerce 97.87 95.83
Computer Science 95.24 90.91
Engineering 94.03 82.81
Fine & Applied Arts 100 88.89
Humanities 94.03 98.18
Journalism 96.15 87.5
Mathematics 100 100
Other Arts & Science 94.74 100
Physical Science 100 100
Social Science 95.0 92.02

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 63.0
Architecture 72.3
Business & Commerce 72.6
Computer Science 62.4
Engineering 68.1
Fine & Applied Arts 59.3
Humanities 52.7
Journalism 75.4
Mathematics 63.6
Other Arts & Science 52.9
Physical Science 65.0
Social Science 58.8
Total new full-time year one undergraduate students enrolled in fall 1998 2489
Total students reported above who graduated by 2005 1563

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).

Carleton retention and graduation rates have improved significantly since 1999. Details are available at: Retention Statistics

Source: MTCU and Institutions

Section K3
Retention Rates 2006
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