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Graduate Employment Rate Climbs: Trent University Among Highest in the Province


Survey shows 95.4% of Trent grads secure employment within two years after graduation & Trent leading in student satisfaction

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Trent University continues to lead graduates on a path to career success as evident in the results of the recently released 2015 Ontario Graduate Survey, showing Trent’s graduate employment rates among the best in the province.

Overall, within two years of graduating, Trent students recorded an impressive employment rate of 95.41%, one of the highest graduate employment rates in Ontario. Trent graduates also recorded an employment rate of 87.4% six months after convocation. Both numbers exceeded the system average of 87% (six months) and 93% (two years).

“An education at Trent University offers students an exceptional academic and experiential learning environment, and equips them with the critical thinking necessary for today’s complex, global world of work,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University. “As we celebrate 50 years of convocation at Trent, the University continues to focus on developing unique and innovative academic programming and advanced teaching techniques that prepare our graduates for career success.”

Other highlights from the most recent graduate survey include:

  • Trent graduates of Nursing, Physical Sciences, and Fine & Applied Art all reported a 100% graduate employment rate two years after graduation;
  • Agriculture and Bio Science students from Trent see a 96% graduate employment rate two years after graduation;
  • Graduates from the Education program at Trent see an impressive 97% graduate employment rate two years after graduation;
  • Humanities graduates at Trent recorded an employment rate of 93% just six months after graduation, higher than the province average.

Trent’s exceptional teaching and learning environment also was highlighted in the recent release of the 2015 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), matching the provincial average in the majority of categories, and for senior students, Trent beat the provincial average in reflective and integrative learning, and learning strategies.

Trent University holds its 50th annual convocation ceremonies this week, starting Tuesday, June 6, 2017. A full schedule is available at

About Trent University

One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham – Greater Toronto Area delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.


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Kate Weersink, media relations & strategic communications officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6180 or

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