CEGEP graduation rate continues to decline among men

January 9, 2019

The Journal de Montréal reports that the graduation rate for men from CEGEPs has declined steadily from 57.6% to 55.9% over the last six years, while women have seen a slight rise in recent cohorts. Michel Perron of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi stated that while enrollment in CEGEPs has increased by almost 20% in recent years, it is important to ask why CEGEPs are failing to graduate more students. The Journal notes that a survey of new CEGEP students conducted by the Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec (FECQ) found that men are more indecisive than women about their future career (49% vs 44%), are less likely to have an average above 85% in high school (19% vs 27%), and were less likely to complete all of their courses in their first session (62% vs 72%).

Journal de Montréal