Dropout rate decreases, remains steady at some Cegeps

November 9, 2020

Despite the semester’s added complications due to COVID-19 and online learning, institutions in Québec are reporting decreased or steady dropout rates between Fall 2019 and Fall 2020. Cégep de Sherbrooke and Cégep de Granby have reported a decrease in dropout rates by 0.75% and 2.15% respectively this term. Bishop’s University has reported no change. Le journal de Montréal reports, however, that the pandemic is having an effect on the mental health of students, with Université de Sherbrooke reporting a 19% increase in its mental health services. Journal de Montréal (QC)