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National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) measures undergraduate student engagement: the extent to which students participate in educationally purposeful activities, how much time and effort they invest in their studies and how well their university facilitates such involvement. It surveys only students in their first year for study and in their fourth and graduating year of study. At York, it excludes Education and Law. For more information about the NSSE survey click here.

The NSSE Snapshot reports below provides, for each year level, a broad overview of York’s strengths and challenges via Engagement Indicators. These represent key dimensions of engagement summarized from clusters of questions and are represented in ten indicators organized into four themes. It also gives the questions York scores highest and lowest on, relative to the rest of Ontario, and how students assess their experience.

Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey (CGPSS)

The Canadian Graduate and Professional Survey (CGPSS) was undertaken in 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019. This survey contains a wealth of information about graduate student satisfaction and experience. In 2010 more than 38,000 graduate students participated at 38 universities across Canada. In 2013, participation rose to 48 universities and to 50 universities in 2016 and 2019. The updated National dataset now contains information from more than 200,000 responses.

Ontario University Graduate Survey (OUGS)

The Ontario University Graduate Survey (OUGS) is conducted annually by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Undergraduate cohorts are surveyed two years after graduation from university. The survey collects data on the employment rates and experiences of graduated students from undergraduate programs, both six months and two years after graduation.

Below are recent results for York University:

Year graduated Employed 6 months after graduationEmployed 2 years after graduation

Miscellaneous Surveys

2018 Internal Repository Survey Results