Program Indicators (KPI's) (Registration Services)

"Key Performance Indicators" were implemented for the first time in 1998/99, in all Ontario Colleges. External consultants collected data and reported on graduate employment, graduate, student and employer satisfaction and graduate rates.

  1. Graduate Employment Rates

    As one of the Key Performance Indicator initiatives introduced by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (formerly Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities), a province-wide survey of all Ontario college graduates was conducted by an independent consultant. Graduate employment data reflects the employment status of the graduates, six months after graduation.

  2. Graduation Rates

The Graduation Rate refers to the percentage of year 1 students who subsequently complete their program in the normal program span of 1, 2 or 3 years. While common methods have been used to calculate program-related information by all colleges, there may be some differences between how universities and private colleges calculate their information.

  1. OSL (Ontario Student Loan) Default Rates

  2. Default rates are calculated based on the last program attended by the student. Students could therefore have outstanding loans brought to Confederation College from previous programs & previous institutions. The 2017 default rates reflect the repayment status of students who were issued Ontario Student Loans in the 2014- 2015 academic year and completed or exited their studies by 2015-2016. For purpose of calculating institutional default rates, student loan recipients/defaulters are assigned to the last institution/program they attended in 2014-2015. The status of these loans was assessed as of July 2017, or about two years after the student was expected to begin repayment. These rates are updated on an annual basis.

Archive Rates:


  • A common methodology has been used for the calculations for all program-related information provided by all colleges.
  • The data is effective as of April, and is updated annually.
  • Each program is identified with an Approved Program Sequence Code (APS) that is assigned for each approved program by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.