Fanshawe is number one in Ontario for graduate employment

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According to recently released Key Performance Indicators (KPI) survey results, Fanshawe College graduates rank first in the province for finding employment upon graduation.

Survey results indicate 90.3 per cent of Fanshawe alumni find jobs within six months of graduating, exceeding the provincial average of all Ontario colleges by more than four per cent.

With a student satisfaction rate of 77.8 per cent, the results also indicate the College is providing exceptional on campus experiences to students, exceeding the provincial average of 75.7 per cent.

"We are very proud of this year's survey results," said Fanshawe President Peter Devlin. "They are a testament to the hard work of our faculty and staff who prepare our students for careers upon graduation."

The College also exceeded the provincial average and led all large colleges in Ontario in the following categories:

  • When surveyed six months after graduation, 81.2 per cent of Fanshawe alumni report being pleased with their college education;
  • Fanshawe's overall graduation rate of 69.5 per cent is two per cent above the provincial average of 67.2 per cent. The graduation rates for three- and four- year programs also ranked first among large colleges.

Additionally, employers who hire Fanshawe graduates are satisfied with the skills and contributions of graduates who work for them, reporting a satisfaction rate of 85.8 per cent.

"While these results show Fanshawe is a leader among large colleges in Ontario, we continue to look for ways to improve our services to students and alumni and providing leading-edge programming to meet the needs of our employers," continued Devlin.

Fanshawe's KPI results are available at and the results from all 24 colleges in Ontario are available at

About Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is one of Ontario’s largest colleges, serving students with a promise to educate, engage, empower and excite. For more than 50 years, Fanshawe has been helping people unlock their potential and achieve success. The College opens up a world of possibilities by offering more than 200 degree, diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs to students from more than 100 countries each year. In fall 2019, Fanshawe will celebrate its 200,000th alumnus.

About the survey

Annually since 1998, provincial KPI data has been gathered for Ontario colleges and for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities using the following key performance indicators: graduate outcomes (employment); graduate satisfaction; employer satisfaction; student satisfaction; and graduation rate. The most recent data was collected from June 2018 to February 2019.

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