COU releases data on employment rates of university graduates

September 4, 2014

The Council of Ontario Universities has released results of a recent survey conducted for the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities that reveals 93% of 2011 university graduates are employed 2 years after graduating. Earlier studies found that 6 months after graduating, 87.4% of 2011 graduates were working. The average salary of 2011 graduates working full-time was $49,398, and 88.6% of these graduates consider their work closely or somewhat related to the skills developed at university. Employment rates for university graduates have increased since the last time the survey was conducted in 2012-13. “University graduates are succeeding in the workplace more than graduates with any other level of education because they have the versatile skills employers are looking for,” says Max Blouw, COU Chair and President of Wilfrid Laurier University. COU News Release | Survey Infographic