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St. Lawrence College Scores Top Marks in Annual Colleges Survey

2017-04-19

Employers gave St. Lawrence College a perfect score for the graduates they hired over the past year, according to the annual Key Performance Indicator (KPI) survey released today.

St. Lawrence College received a 100 per cent score from employers who said they are satisfied or very satisfied with the graduates they have hired. The provincial average was 91.2 per cent.

St. Lawrence College scored well above the provincial average in all of the top KPIs:

86.5 per cent of St. Lawrence College graduates found employment within six months of graduation, compared to the provincial average of 83 per cent.
84.5 per cent of St. Lawrence College graduates were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of their education. Provincially, the graduate satisfaction rate was 78.8 per cent
80 per cent of St. Lawrence College students were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of education, while 76.5 per cent of students across the province reported satisfaction.

“Our guarantee to students is that they will be career-ready when they graduate,” said Glenn Vollebregt,   President and CEO, St. Lawrence College. “We work very closely with our industry partners to make sure we are meeting their future needs and we’re very proud that one hundred percent of employers are satisfied with the graduates they hire.”

Provincial KPIs have been gathered annually since 1998 by two independent research firms for the colleges, and for the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. The most recent data was collected March 2016 to February 2017. 

St. Lawrence College offers more than 100 full-time programs on three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, in addition to online.  

For complete KPI results visit www.collegesontario.org. 

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About St. Lawrence College 

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario with a close-knit community of 10,000 full-time students, and more than 88,000 proud alumni. Hundreds are also enrolled in our online and continuing education courses each year. As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College boasts more than 1,600 rooftop solar modules on our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 350 organizations grow and prosper. Through our Employment Service offices we work with thousands of clients annually.  


Media Contact: 
Laura Tulchinsky  
St. Lawrence College, Communications  
613-544-5400, ext. 1291  
Cell: 613-329-2451