London, Ontario - According to recently released Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
survey results, Fanshawe students excel at finding employment upon graduation. The
College's graduate employment rate of 87 per cent ranks first among all large colleges
in the province.
Fanshawe's overall graduation rate of 70.4 per cent also places first among large
colleges in Ontario and exceeds the provincial average of 66.6 per cent. Graduation
rates of 67.6 per cent and 72.0 percent for two and three-year diploma programs
far surpass the provincial average of 64.6 and 60.8 per cent, respectively.
"Fanshawe is committed to providing leading-edge programs and preparing students
for careers that meet the labour market needs of today and the future," says Fanshawe
President Peter Devlin. "We are pleased these results indicate we are doing a great
job and we continue to look for ways to improve."
The annual KPI survey is an important resource used by potential students as they
look to make informed choices about where they wish to study. It also allows colleges
to gauge their success and identify opportunities for improvement.
When surveyed six months after graduation, 79 per cent of Fanshawe alumni report
being pleased with their college education – a number that is also above the provincial
The College continues to serve its students well, resulting in a student satisfaction
rate of 77.7 per cent, also first among large colleges.
One way Fanshawe excels at providing services to students is through its Career
Services department. In a recent study conducted by PSE Information Systems, the
department was ranked the most impressive model in Canadian colleges for the extensive
services available to students and alumni.
Darlene O'Neill, Senior Manager of Employment and Entrepreneurial Services for Fanshawe,
credits Fanshawe's annual Ignite Career Conference as one of the major distinguishing
factors when compared against other institutions. "Fanshawe is quite proud of the
model we have developed as it keeps several different departments working smoothly
together: Career Services, Co-op, Entrepreneurial Services and Community Employment,"
she says. "Combined, all these services make the difference for local students,
alumni and the community."
Fanshawe's KPI results are available at http://www.fanshawec.ca/kpi and the results
from all 24 colleges in Ontario can be found at www.collegesontario.org.
About the survey
Annually since 1998, provincial KPI data has been gathered for Ontario colleges
and for the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development using the following
key performance indicators: graduate outcomes (employment); graduate satisfaction;
employer satisfaction; student satisfaction; and graduation rate. The most recent
data was collected from June 2016 to February 2017.