Fanshawe ranks first for graduate employment
Credit: EMILY STEWART
Fanshawe College president Peter Devlin was thrilled about the school's strong Key Performance Indicator (KPI) survey results, especially the graduation and graduation employment rates. He called the announcement "a good news story for Fanshawe."
A media release from the College’s corporate communications department announced on Sept. 25 that Key Performance Indicator (KPI) survey results found 90.3 per cent of Fanshawe graduates found jobs within six months of graduating. The College’s graduation rate is over 4 per cent higher than the average for Ontario colleges.
Survey results also found Fanshawe’s averages for student satisfaction and graduation rates are higher than the rest of the province. The College’s student satisfaction rate is 77.8 per cent, compared to the provincial average of 75.7 per cent.
Fanshawe’s overall graduation rate stands at 69.5 per cent, whereas the provincial average stands at 67.2 per cent. The College also has the top graduation rate for three-year and four-year programs amongst large colleges.
When Fanshawe alumni are surveyed six months after they graduated, 81.2 per cent of alumni say they’re pleased with their education, and 85.8 per cent employers who hire Fanshawe grads are happy with their contributions and skills.
Fanshawe College president Peter Devlin said he was thrilled to hear about the College’s KPI results, especially the graduate employment and the graduation rates.
“KPI is a reflection of the effort of the faculty [and] staff, the professionalism and skill of the students, and the relationship that we have with industry and business,” he said. “So I think it’s just all part of a great ecosystem here in Southwestern Ontario, with Fanshawe College providing skilled talent that drives the economy.”
When asked why it’s important to consider KPI, Devlin spoke about the College’s “incredibly devoted, professional faculty and staff with industry and business connections” and the “gifted, talented, skilled students” that apply their learning from Fanshawe in their employment, community project, and coop opportunities after graduation. The College’s president added that 87 per cent of Fanshawe students remain in the Southwestern Ontario region after graduating.
He also said that Fanshawe’s Innovation Village will continue expanding experiential learning opportunities available to students, which he said will be key for KPI. The College’s website described Innovation Village as a physical and virtual hub to access services encouraging such learning.
KPI results are announced annually. Visit fanshawec.ca/kpi to learn more about Fanshawe’s KPI. To see the results from all 24 of Ontario colleges, visit collegesontario.org.