University grads increasingly attending colleges to get practical experience

August 7, 2015

A new study out of Algonquin College is showing that the reason more university graduates are attending colleges is because they are seeking skills and practical experience. The number of university graduates attending Ontario colleges has increased 40% in recent years; according to Colleges Ontario, 12% of college entrants in 2012–13 had university credentials. While 44% of college students are concerned about their job prospects, this figure jumps to 63% for university grads attending college. 32% of university grads expressed an interest in business fields, looking to connect their discipline-specific knowledge with workplace opportunities. The results are based on a survey of 1,200 current or prospective Algonquin students. Algonquin | Full Study