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Trent University’s Graduate Employment Rates among Best in the Province

Trent Boasts Top Results in Recent Ontario Graduate Survey; 94.9% Employment Rate for Trent Grads Exceeds Average

Monday, May 5, 2008, Peterborough

The results for the 2005 Ontario Graduate Survey are in and Trent University’s graduate employment rates are among the best in the province.

Overall, Trent graduates recorded an employment rate of 94.9% six months after convocation. This number exceeded the system average of 93.9%. Two years after graduating, Trent students recorded an impressive employment rate of 96.9%.

These impressive numbers will ensure an “A” grade for Trent University in the 2009 institutional Report Card.

Other Trent highlights from the 2005 Graduate Survey include:

  • Humanities graduates recorded an employment rate of 97.7% six months after graduating;
  • Nursing recorded an employment rate of 100% for both categories;
  • Social Sciences graduates are at 98.5% two years after graduating, two full percentage points above the system average; 
  • Education grads recorded an employment rate of approximately 95% for both categories;
  • Employment rates for Trent Business students stayed stable around 96% six months and two years after graduating. 

The 2005 University Graduate Survey was administered by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) during the period of December 2007 to March 2008, on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. A total of 61,121 graduates from institutions across Ontario were sent survey forms in mid-December 2007. Trent University’s response rate was 20.14% versus the system rate of 19.82%.

It is part of Trent University’s mission to prepare graduates to make a difference in the evolving world of work. One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University is renowned for striking a unique balance between outstanding teaching and leading edge research. The University is consistently recognized nationally for faculty who maintain a high level of innovative research activity and a deep commitment to the individual student. Distinguished by excellence in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences and increasingly popular professional and graduate programs, Trent is dedicated to providing its students with an exceptional world view, producing graduates who are ready to succeed and make a difference in the world. Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River. Together with its satellite campus in Oshawa, Trent draws excellent students from throughout the country and around the world.


For more information, please contact:
Christopher Michael, Director of Institutional Research and Strategic Planning, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x7752