This section focuses on statistics describing all aspects of the operations of the University.

Performance indicators (MCU)

As required by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU), the University of Ottawa publishes data on three key performance indicators.

For a description of the methodology used, select the appropriate link below. 

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loan default rate.

Graduation rate

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities calculates graduation rates using a single entering cohort of students and determining whether or not they graduated within seven years.

The methodology involves the selection of a cohort of all full-time, first-year undergraduate students (both "new" and a small number of returning students who continue to have first-year status), with a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN), enrolled in a given fall session who were seeking either a bachelor's or first professional degree. The subset is then matched against the records for students who received a degree (in any program) from the same institution during the following seven years.

The graduating cohort does not include students who transferred to other institutions. They are considered non-graduating, for the purpose of this analysis.

Employment rate

Employment rate data is collected through a survey of graduates of undergraduate degree programs conducted by all Ontario universities on an annual basis.  Graduates are asked 11 questions regarding their employment situation six months and two years after graduation.

The employment rate is the percentage of working graduates relative to the total number of graduates (employed or looking for work) in a given category.

For more information on this survey, please visit MCU's survey of graduates.

For more information on these indicators, including historical information by program and comparative information for other Ontario Universities, please visit MCU’s website.