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Common University Data Ontario (2011)
Carleton University

K1 - Academic Plans


Link to the University's Academic Plans:
> Strategic Plan
> Academic Plan


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


Program Employment Rate (2 years) Employment Rate (6 months)
Agriculture & Biological Science 100% 87%
Architecture 90% 80%
Business & Commerce 98.5% 94.1%
Computer Science 100% 100%
Engineering 96.2% 90.1%
Fine & Applied Arts 94.1% 92.9%
Humanities 94% 92%
Journalism 95.5% 95.2%
Mathematics 88.2% 80%
Other Arts & Science 93.6% 70.9%
Physical Science 100% 100%
Social Science 95.4% 93.8%

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


Program Graduation Rate
Agriculture & Biological Science 68.9%
Architecture 86.2%
Business & Commerce 80.9%
Computer Science 66.0%
Engineering 78.4%
Fine & Applied Arts 63.3%
Humanities 60.4%
Journalism 74.3%
Mathematics 68.8%
Other Arts & Science 63.9%
Physical Science 77.3%
Social Science 69.9%

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 (2003 to 2009).

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

Source: MTCU and Institutions


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


  Number of Students
Total new full-time year one undergraduate students enrolled in fall 2002 3,784
Total students reported above who graduated by 2009 2,533

K3 - Retention Rates, 2009

Year 1 to Year 2 Retention Rate

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