In Ontario, university graduates have better employment rates than those with other levels of education. And when it comes to getting jobs, Brock University grads are a cut above the provincial average.
New independent research on undergraduate university programs shows that more than 92 per cent of 2010 undergrads were employed within two years of graduation.
At Brock, the employment rate was 92.8 per cent two years after graduation, and 82 per cent of those Brock grads said their jobs were related to their university studies.
The survey, conducted for Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities by CCI Research Inc., also found the average salary for university graduates in full-time employment was $49,277 two years after graduation, up from the average $42,668 earned six months after graduation.
Brock President Jack Lightstone said the report reflects the University’s reputation and its depth of experience opportunities like work placements and internships. Brock has the third-largest co-op program of any Ontario university, and the largest business and economics co-op in the province.
“We’re proud of what this third-party research says about Brock,” said Lightstone. “It’s a clear case of facts trumping the rhetoric being floated in some quarters about the value of a university education.”
Murray Knuttila, Brock’s Provost and Vice-President Academic, said the survey “makes a clear statement about the quality of education at Brock, and the quality of our faculty members.”