Confederation College Surpasses Provincial Averages in Key Performance Indicators


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(THUNDER BAY, ON – March 7, 2024) – Confederation College has once again shown its strength in the annual Colleges Ontario key performance indicators, surpassing the provincial average in three out of four categories and noting a significant rise in its graduation rate from 60% last year to 64.5% this year.

Aaron Skillen, Vice President Academic, expressed enthusiasm about the college's progress in the area of graduation rates. "We've been working diligently over the past couple of years to support our students and reduce the number of those who do not complete their programs," said Skillen. "The significant increase in our graduation rate is a clear indication that our efforts are paying off."

In terms of Graduate Satisfaction Rate, Confederation College stands at 82.5%, which is 5.7% ahead of the provincial average of 76.8%, while simultaneously tying for the lowest rate of dissatisfaction, at only 4.4%.

The College’s Graduate Employment Rate is 89.7%, which is 3.9% higher than the provincial average.

Confederation College has consistently scored high in graduate satisfaction and employment rates, and remains dedicated to continual improvement across all metrics, as well as providing the best possible educational experience to the approximately 7,000 full-time and part-time students it serves.

Colleges Ontario, the association representing the province’s 24 public colleges, has confirmed that Confederation College outperforms in three critical KPIs. The full report can be found at


Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has seven regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Greenstone, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout and Red Lake, as well as a growing Distance Education division. 


Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 7,000 combined full- and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 600 full- and part-time employees. Confederation’s regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $707.3 million annually.