Sheridan College campuses in Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton head of class in graduation rates


Published December 8, 2021 at 4:17 pm

Sheridan College has once again has scored the highest graduation rates among Greater Toronto Area (GTA) colleges. RODNAE FROM PEXELS PHOTO

Sheridan College, with campuses located in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga, once again has scored the highest graduation rates among Greater Toronto Area (GTA) colleges.

This marks the second consecutive year the local college has had the highest in graduation rates, one of the key metrics in Colleges Ontario’s latest key performance indicators (KPI) survey.

Sheridan’s total graduation rate of 69.9 per cent led all GTA colleges.

They also led the way across several credentials, including degree program graduation rate (79 per cent), two-year diploma program graduation rate (70.9 per cent), and graduate certificate program graduation rate (91 per cent).

Especially notable was Sheridan’s graduation rate within two-year diplomas, which is eight per cent higher than the GTA average and five per cent high than the next college.

“These results further cement Sheridan’s position as a leader in preparing graduates for their applied fields while helping them develop the personal capacity to navigate and thrive on change throughout their lives,” says Sheridan President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Janet Morrison, “and speak to our faculty and staff’s unwavering dedication to students and academic excellence in the face of ongoing volatility.”

All scores reflect results from the 2020-21 KPI survey, which features responses from graduates who completed their programs in the 2019-20 academic year.

Survey results were released later this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The KPI survey has been conducted annually by an independent research company since 1998, when the Ontario government introduced the initiative to collect and report performance data on Ontario colleges.

The survey allows colleges to gauge their success and determine areas in which they can improve.

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