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Common University Data Ontario : York University (2007)
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Section K1 Academic Plans
Link to the York University's Academic Plans: University Academic Plan
Section K2
Key Performance Indicators
Employment Rates of 2004 Graduates in Undergraduate Programs

Program Employment
2 Years (%)
6 Months (%)
Biological Science 100.0 77.8
Business & Commerce 93.8 93.6
Computer Science 93.2 85.0
Education 96.2 98.2
Fine & Applied Arts 95.0 89.4
Humanities 93.7 90.7
Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys Educ. 90.2 95.4
Law 100.0 100.0
Mathematics 90.9 88.9
Nursing 97.3 97.4
Other Arts & Science 96.2 76.9
Physical Science 100.0 80.0
Social Science 93.6 91.7

Employment Rates: The employment rate is defined as the number of employed persons expressed as a percentage of the labour force where the labour force is those persons who were employed, or unemployed but looking for work. To determine employment rates of recent graduates, Ontario universities conducted a survey of all 2004 graduates of undergraduate degree programs. Graduates were asked questions regarding their employment situation six months and two years after graduation.

Source: MTCU and Institutions

Section K2A
Key Performance Indicators
Degree Completion Rate for Undergraduate Cohort, Fall 1997 New, Year 1 Students

Program Graduation Rate (%)
Biological Science 56.2
Business & Commerce 69.1
Computer Science 58.4
Education 97.0
Fine & Applied Arts 59.5
Humanities 64.5
Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys Educ. 65.6
Law 94.2
Mathematics 64.0
Nursing *
Other Arts & Science 56.1
Physical Science 68.3
Social Science 67.1
Total new full-time year one undergraduate students enrolled in fall 1997 6,263
Total students reported above who graduated by 2004 4,276

Graduation Rates: The MTCU has calculated graduation rates using a single entering cohort of students and determining whether or not they graduated within seven years. The methodology employed involves the selection of all new full-time, Year One undergraduate students on the official Fall 1997 enrolment file, who have a valid (and unique) student ID number, and were seeking either a bachelors or first professional degree. The subset was then matched against the records for students who received a degree (in any program) from the same institution during the most current seven year period (1998 to 2004).

* Nursing students take Years 1 and 2 at Seneca College or Georgian College and not at York.

Source: MTCU and Institutions

Section K3
Retention Rates 2006

Year 1 to Year 2 Retention Rate (%): 87.9 %

Retention Rate: Report the percentage of first-time, full-time first year students in a given fall term who returned to the institution in the next fall term.

Source: Consortium of Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) submission