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CUDO Data Archive: 2008-09

Section A2 - Qualifications offered / awarded
Degree / Diploma / Certificate:
Offered?
Number awarded in calendar year 2007
Undergraduate Certificate:
Yes
949
Undergraduate Diploma *:
No
1
Bachelor's Degree:
Yes
4,895
Second Entry Professional degrees **:
No
0
Graduate Certificate:
No
0
Graduate Diploma:
No
0
Master's Degree:
Yes
360
Doctoral Degree:
Yes
0

Notes: includes all degrees / diplomas / certificates that are offered / awarded.
* The Diploma in Arts Program has been discontinued. The last year for applicants to Year 1 was Fall 2007.
** Second entry professional degrees include: Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine, Theology, Consecutive Education

Source: Institutional submissions to MTCU on degrees awarded.

Section A3 - Degrees Conferred by Program, 2007
Number of degrees conferred by program for Fall 2007, including domestic and international students.

Program
Bachelor's & 1st Professional Degree
Master’s Degree
Doctoral Degree
Architecture
128
 
 
Business & Commerce
1,392
22
 
Computer Science
108
 
 
Education
229
21
 
Engineering
525
136
 
Fine & Applied Arts
541
16
 
Food Science & Nutrition
89
 
 
Humanities
132
26
 
Journalism
158
 
 
Nursing
657
14
 
Other Health Professionals
110
 
 
Physical Science
36
 
 
Social Science
773
125
 
Other
17
Total: Domestic Degrees Conferred
4,772
318
 
Total: International Degrees Conferred
123
42
 

Source: Official government degrees awarded data.

Section A4 - Male Enrolment by Program, 2007
Number of male degree seeking students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2007, including domestic and international students.

Program
Bachelor's & 1st Professional Degree
Master’s Degree
Doctoral Degree
Full-Time Enrol.
Part-time Enrol.
Full-Time Enrol.
Part-time Enrol.
Full-Time Enrol.
Part-time Enrol.
Agriculture & Biological Science
160
39
Architecture
282
61
22
Business & Commerce
2,675
1,388
39
43
Computer Science
282
119
18
Education
42
12
5
Engineering
1,541
608
344
107
90
Fine & Applied Arts
596
145
23
Food Science & Nutrition
20
8
Humanities
240
37
20
13
19
Journalism
128
27
22
Medicine
11
Nursing
146
51
8
6
Other Arts & Science
35
12
Other Health Professions
109
67
Physical Science
72
24
12
Social Science
982
503
76
37
Total: Domestic (1)
6,987
2,988
553
203
82
Total: International (2)
323
113
47
3
27

(1) Total: Domestic Enrolment and Degrees conferred as reported in 2007
(2) Total: International Enrolment and Degrees conferred as reported in 2007

Note: Full-time students are defined as those with an 80% or higher course load.

Source: Ryerson Student Information System

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Section A5 - Female Enrolment by Program, 2007
Number of female degree seeking students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2007, including domestic and international students.

Program
Bachelor's & 1st Professional Degree
Master’s Degree
Doctoral Degree
Full-Time Enrol.
Part-time Enrol.
Full-Time Enrol.
Part-time Enrol.
Full-Time Enrol.
Part-time Enrol.
Agriculture & Biological Science
193
47
Architecture
226
40
5
Business & Commerce
1,642
1,114
26
18
Computer Science
34
14
4
Education
534
255
37
10
Engineering
289
111
67
22
11
Fine & Applied Arts
1,430
313
46
Food Science & Nutrition
188
154
16
Humanities
319
46
43
10
14
2
Journalism
363
55
38
Medicine
7
Nursing
1,144
962
62
53
Other Arts & Science
75
20
Other Health Professions
182
99
Physical Science
95
28
15
Social Science
1,950
1,209
159
59
Total: Domestic (1)
8,452
4,405
480
171
22
2
Total: International (2)
212
62
45
1
3

(1) Total: Domestic Enrolment and Degrees conferred as reported in 2007
(2) Total: International Enrolment and Degrees conferred as reported in 2007

Note: Full-time students are defined as those with an 80% or higher course load.

Source: Ryerson Student Information System

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Section A6 - Total Enrolment by Program, 2007
Number of degree seeking students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2007, including domestic and international students.

Program
Bachelor's & 1st Professional Degree
Master’s Degree
Doctoral Degree
Full-Time Enrol.
Part-time Enrol.
Full-Time Enrol.
Part-time Enrol.
Full-Time Enrol.
Part-time Enrol.
Agriculture & Biological Science
353
86
Architecture
508
101
27
Business & Commerce
4,317
2,502
65
61
Computer Science
316
133
22
Education
576
267
42
10
Engineering
1,830
719
411
129
101
Fine & Applied Arts
2,026
458
69
Food Science & Nutrition
208
162
16
Humanities
559
83
63
23
33
2
Journalism
491
82
60
Medicine
18
Nursing
1,290
1,013
70
59
Other Arts & Science
110
32
Other Health Professions
291
166
Physical Science
167
52
27
Social Science
2,932
1,712
235
96
Total: Domestic (1)
15,439
7,393
1,033
374
104
2
Total: International (2)
535
175
92
4
30

(1) Total: Domestic Enrolment and Degrees conferred as reported in 2007
(2) Total: International Enrolment and Degrees conferred as reported in 2007

Note: Full-time students are defined as those with an 80% or higher course load.

Source: Ryerson Student Information System

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Section A7 - Full-Time Enrolment by Immigration Status, Fall 2007
Number of degree seeking Canadian and international (student visa) full-time students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2007.

Bachelor's & 1st Professional Degree
Master’s Degree
Doctoral Degree
Canadian
Student Visa
Canadian
Student Visa
Canadian
Student Visa
number of students
22,832
710
1,407
96
106
30

Source: Ryerson Student Information System

Section B1 - Applicants and registrants by type and program
Architecture
Arts / Humanities / Social Science
Commerce / Management / Business Administration
Education
Engineering
Fine & Applied Arts
Geographic Analysis / Urban Planning
Household Sciences
Journalism
Nursing
Public Health
Sciences
Social Work

Other - Degree

Source: OUAC


Section B2 - Program Undergraduate Admission Requirements
The following web site will link you to OUAC's eINFO, which will provide you with general information on universities’ programs, including admission requirements:

www.electronicinfo.ca

The following web sites will link you to more detailed information, and up-to-date policy on admission requirements:

www.ryerson.ca/undergraduate/admission/

www.ryerson.ca/undergraduate/calendars/


Section B3 - Percentage of all first-time, first-year students whose final grade in their OAC year was within each of the following ranges, by program Fall 2007
Architecture
Arts / Humanities / Social Science
Commerce / Management / Business Administration
Education
Engineering
Fine & Applied Arts
Geographic Analysis / Urban Planning
Household Sciences
Journalism
Nursing
Public Health
Sciences
Social Work

Other - Degree
OVERALL

Source: OUAC


Sections B4 / B5 / B6 - Application Fees / Students accepted for a term other than fall / Deferred admission
Application fees

OUAC
Applicants who attended
an Ontario Secondary School
in the previous year
All Other Applicants
(Non-Secondary School)
Application:
$105
$110
Additional Choices:
$35
$35
Application (if outside Canada)
$115
$120

Note: The 'application' fee applies to the initial three university/program choices. The 'additional choices' fee must be paid for each university/program choice beyond the initial three.

Source: OUAC

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Sections C1 / C2 / C3 - Transfer Admission from Other Postsecondary Institutions

Number of students who applied and enrolled as degree-seeking transfer students in Fall 2007.

Applicants Registrants
4,941
709

Source: OUAC

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Section D1 - Library collections


The number of holdings for the 2006-07 year for each of the following categories:

Material
Units
Number of Holdings
Monograph Titles – Print
# titles
477,739
Monograph Titles - Electronic
# titles
30,338
Microform units
# units
842,963
Government Documents
# documents
Not catalogued separately; included in monograph or serials counts
Manuscripts and Archives
linear metres
1,463
Printed Music Scores
# scores
N/A
Cartographic Materials
# sheets
28,623
Graphic Materials
# materials
N/A
Audio Materials
# titles
8,424
Film & Video Materials
# materials
11,811
Serial Titles – Print & Microform
# titles
2,975
Serial Titles - Electronic
# titles
27,419

Note: Students entering Ontario universities today have access to a growing variety of world-class electronic information resources that are accessible to them 24x7x365. Our libraries are leaders in transforming traditional library services by adopting innovative technological solutions such as ScholarsPortal, a shared gateway to scholarly resources and RACER, a province-wide interlibrary loan service. Through these resources and services our libraries are preparing students for today's world of information. Our libraries also provide a wide array of unique resources, services, and facilities.

Source: Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Statistics report.

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Section E1 - Residence of First-Time, Full-Time, First Year Undergraduate Students in Previous Year
The following table shows the percentage of first-time, full-time first-year undergraduate students enrolled in fall 2007 by their home address in the previous year.

Percent from Ontario
93.7
Percent from rest of Canada
3.3
Percent from outside Canada
3.0

Source: OUAC

Section E2 - Percentage of full-time undergraduate students who live on campus, Fall 2007

% of Students who Live on Campus
First Year
19.7%
Total Undergraduate
5.3%

Source: Ryerson Student Information System

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Section F1 - Undergraduate Student Satisfaction
Results from the 2008 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

How would you evaluate your entire educational experience at this institution?

 
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
First Year
26%
52%
19%
3%
Senior Year
26%
51%
19%
4%

If you could start over again, would you go to the same institution you are now attending?

 
Definitely yes
Probably yes
Probably no
Definitely no
First Year
41%
45%
11%
3%
Senior Year
36%
44%
15%
6%

Note: The percentages shown above are estimated to be accurate to within 1.6 percentage points for first-year students, and 1.4 percentage points for senior-year students, nineteen times out of twenty.

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) gives students an opportunity to provide feedback to us about their university experience.  For example, do students feel their coursework has more of an emphasis on memorizing facts than on applying theories to practical problems and new situations?  Which issues does Ryerson most need to address in order to improve the academic/learning experience both inside and outside the classroom?  Faculty members and administrators at Ryerson are always interested in the student perspective, and NSSE has become an integral part of planning and improvement initiatives at the University. 

Results from NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) 2006 Survey

In addition to the 2008 results shown in the table above, a PDF version of the 2006 report is available at: www.ryerson.ca/upo/reports/NSSE2006.pdf

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Section F2 - Results from the 2007 Canadian Graduate Professional Student Survey (CGPSS)

If you were to start your graduate/professional career again, would you select this same university?

 
Definitely
Probably
Maybe
Probably Not
Definitely Not
responses
32%
34%
22%
9%
4%

Would you recommend this university to someone considering your program?

 
Definitely
Probably
Maybe
Probably Not
Definitely Not
responses
47%
30%
15%
5%
3%

Overall, how would you rate the quality of:

 
Excellent
Very Good
Good
Fair
Poor
your academic experience at this university?
24%
38%
24%
9%
4%
your student life experience at this university?
16%
31%
28%
18%
6%
your graduate/professional program at this university?
26%
33%
25%
11%
5%
your overall experience at this university?
22%
37%
27%
12%
3%

Note: The percentages shown above are estimated to be accurate to within 2.7 percentage points nineteen times out of twenty.

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Section G1 - Annual Expenses
First-year average undergraduate arts and science full-time tuition, ancillary fees, room and board, and other expenses, 2008-09

 
Domestic
On-Campus
International
Tuition Fees
$4,775
$14,250
Ancillary Fees
$617
$617
Room and Board (on-campus)
$8,567 to $10,622
$8,567 to $10,622
Room Only (on-campus)
N/A
N/A
Board Only (on-campus meal plan)
$1,990 to $3,132
$1,990 to $3,132
Books and Supplies
$700 to $1,500
$700 to $1,500
Transportation
N/A
N/A
Other Expenses
$1,912
$1,912
TOTAL
$16,571 to $19,426
$26,046 to $28,901

Notes:

  1. These expenses are for the full 2008-09 academic year, which refers to the period of time generally extending from September to June, usually equated to two semesters or three trimesters. Ancillary fees include only charges that all full-time students must pay that are not included in tuition (e.g., registration, health, or activity fees) and do not include optional fees (e.g., parking, laboratory use).
  2. The 2008-09 Ryerson University Calendar fee tables can be viewed at: https://www.ryerson.ca/currentstudents/fees_finances/summary/
  3. Costs may vary by program.

Please note that for upper years, the tuition fee rates for domestic students will increase by no more than 4% per year.

Source: Ryerson Office of Admission and Ryerson Office of Financial Services

Section G2 - First-year tuition and ancillary domestic fees by program for 2008-09, where applicable

Program Tuition Fees Ancillary Fees Total Fees
Arts & Science, Social Science
$4,775
$617
$5,392
Architecture
$5,821
$617
$6,438
Business & Commerce
$5,300
$617
$5,917
Computer Science
$5,401
$617
$6,018
Engineering / Applied Science
$6,427
$617
$7,044
All Other Programs
$4,862
$617
$5,479

Source: Council of Ontario Universities (COU)

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Section H1 - Instruction Faculty

Number of instructional faculty members (excluding clinicians) for Fall 2007

 
Full-time
Part-time
(FTE)
Total number of instructional faculty
744
211
Total number who are women
308
Total number with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree
605

Source: Ryerson Human Resources Department

Section H2 - Undergraduate Class Size by Year Level for Fall 2007

Class Sections
1st Year
2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year
(#)
(%)
(#)
(%)
(#)
(%)
(#)
(%)
< 30 students
229
39.8
278
54.1
232
47.6
311
67.9
30-60 students
147
25.6
152
29.7
178
36.6
98
21.4
61-100 students
106
18.5
54
10.5
52
10.7
41
8.9
101-250 students
81
14.2
27
5.2
25
5.1
9
1.9
251+ students
11
2.0
3
0.5
0
0.0
0
0.0
Total
574
100.0
514
100.0
487
100.0
459
100.0
Class Subsections (eg., lab, tutorial)
< 20 students
146
30.7
95
34.1
87
46.3
87
58.6
20-40 students
239
50.3
166
59.3
83
44.5
48
32.4
41+ students
91
19.1
19
6.7
17
9.3
13
9.0
Total
476
100.0
280
100.0
187
100.0
148
100.0

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Section I1 - Revenue
Revenue for the Fiscal Year Ended April 30, 2007 (in $ thousands)
Op = Operating, N.C. = Other (Non-Credit), Anc. = Ancillary, E.C. = Entities Consolidated, E.N.C. = Entities Not Consolidated, Cap. = Capital, Sub. = Subtotal
Source General Expendable Funds Restricted Expendable Funds Total Expen-dable Funds Endow- ment
Operating Anc. Sponsored Research Trust Cap.
Op. N.C. Sub. E.C. E.N.C. Sub.
(i) Basic Formula Grant
105,375
0
105,375
0
0
0
0
0
0
105,375
0
(ii) Non-Formula Grants
59,524
0
59,524
177
187
0
187
35
1,358
61,281
1,051
(iii) Other MTCU Grants & Contracts
574
0
574
0
0
0
0
0
0
574
4,110
MTCU Grants and Contracts
165,473
0
165,473
177
187
0
187
35
1,358
167,230
5,161
b) Other Ontario Government Grants and Contracts
2,840
0
2,840
0
2,059
0
2,059
0
0
4,899
0
Total Ontario Grants and Contracts
168,313
0
168,313
177
2,246
0
2,246
35
1,358
172,129
5,161
c) Federal
139
0
139
0
10,044
0
10,044
0
0
10,183
0
d) Municipal
303
0
303
207
0
0
0
0
0
510
0
e) Other Provinces
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
f) Foreign
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Other Government Grants and Contracts
442
0
442
207
10,044
0
10,044
0
0
10,693
0
a) Tuition Fees
120,348
3,481
123,829
0
0
0
0
0
0
123,829
0
b) Miscellaneous Fees
10,089
45
10,134
7,581
0
0
0
0
0
17,715
0
Fees
130,437
3,526
133,963
7,581
0
0
0
0
0
141,544
0
3. Borrowings
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4. Donations and Non-Government Grants and Contracts
435
253
688
0
3,372
0
3,372
6,370
2,125
12,555
5,532
5. Sales of Services and Products
0
0
0
16,037
0
0
0
0
0
16,037
0
a) Endowment
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
840
b) Other Investment Income
4,640
0
4,640
0
260
0
260
3,255
282
8,437
0
Investment Income
4,640
0
4,640
0
260
0
260
3,255
282
8,437
840
7. Miscellaneous
10,561
18
10,579
1,136
269
0
269
965
7,661
20,610
0
Total
314,828
3,797
318,625
25,138
16,191
0
16,191
10,625
11,426
382,005
11,533
Op = Operating, N.C. = Other (Non-Credit), Anc. = Ancillary, E.C. = Entities Consolidated, E.N.C. = Entities Not Consolidated, Cap. = Capital, Sub. = Subtotal

Source: COU Financial Report of Ontario Universities

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Section I2 - Expenses
Expenses for the Fiscal Year Ended April 30, 2007 (in $ thousands)
Op = Operating, N.C. = Other (Non-Credit), Anc. = Ancillary,E.C. = Entities Consolidated, E.N.C. = Entities Not Consolidated, Sub. = Subtotal
Object of Expense
General Expendable Funds
Restricted Expendable Funds
Sponsored Research
Op.
N.C.
Sub.
Anc.
E.C.
E.N.C.
Sub.
Trust
Capital
Total
(i) Academic Ranks
66,828
0
66,828
0
860
0
860
532
0
68,220
(iii) Other Instruction & Research
26,497
1,975
28,472
0
2,431
0
2,431
98
0
31,001
(v) Other Salaries & Wages
77,125
529
77,654
5,859
2,621
0
2,621
372
0
86,506
Total Salaries and Wages
170,450
2,504
172,954
5,859
5,912
0
5,912
1,002
0
185,727
2. Employee Benefits
34,228
237
34,465
1,142
500
0
500
151
0
36,258
Total Salaries and Benefits
204,678
2,741
207,419
7,001
6,412
0
6,412
1,153
0
221,985
3. Library Acquisitions
5,110
0
5,110
0
12
0
12
75
0
5,197
4. Furniture and Equipment Purchases
14,385
9
14,394
239
1,458
0
1,458
122
5,449
21,662
5. Equipment Rental and Maintenance
1,722
0
1,722
1,283
24
0
24
11
0
3,040
6. Printing and Duplicating
2,095
31
2,126
87
51
0
51
52
0
2,316
7. Materials and Supplies
9,953
29
9,982
2,975
1,582
0
1,582
52
156
14,747
8. Communications
1,118
2
1,120
467
24
0
24
3
0
1,614
9. Professional Fees
4,916
70
4,986
318
510
0
510
149
3
5,966
10. Cost of Goods Sold
0
0
0
10,481
0
0
0
0
0
10,481
11. Travel
3,978
69
4,047
33
1,160
0
1,160
137
6
5,383
12. Utilities
8,153
0
8,153
818
0
0
0
0
0
8,971
13. Renovations and Alterations
12,197
0
12,197
186
0
0
0
0
1,194
13,577
14. Externally Contracted Services
7,435
0
7,435
751
2
0
2
2
881
9,071
15. Scholarships, Bursaries, etc.
12,187
0
12,187
0
451
0
451
1,817
0
14,455
16. Debt Repayments
1,327
0
1,327
0
0
0
0
0
0
1,327
17. Interest
3,201
0
3,201
2,977
0
0
0
0
0
6,178
18. Building, Land and Site Services
4,596
0
4,596
0
0
0
0
0
24,930
29,526
19. Other Operational Expenditures
6,078
27
6,105
432
67
0
67
126
0
6,730
Subtotal
303,129
2,978
306,107
28,048
11,753
0
11,753
3,699
32,619
382,226
20. Internal Cost Allocations
5,040
154
5,194
(3,443)
4
0
4
683
(2,438)
0
21. External Cost Recoveries
(3,232)
(41)
(3,273)
0
(1)
0
(1)
0
(76)
(3,350)
Total
304,937
3,091
308,028
24,605
11,756
0
11,756
4,382
30,105
378,876
Op = Operating, N.C. = Other (Non-Credit), Anc. = Ancillary,E.C. = Entities Consolidated, E.N.C. = Entities Not Consolidated, Sub. = Subtotal

Source: COU Financial Report of Ontario Universities

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Section J - Research Awards, by Granting Council

 
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) 2007-08
Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) 2007-08
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 2007-08
# Awards
62
174
14
Funding ($)
$1,902,003
$4,291,756
$886,034


Note: The figures exclude Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) and National Centres of Excellence (NCE).

Sources: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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Section K1 - Academic Plans
For information on Ryerson's academic planning process please go to the following web site:
https://www.ryerson.ca/about/provost/docs_policies/index.html   Section K2A - Key Performance Indicators
Employment Rates of 2005 Graduates in Undergraduate Programs

Program
Employment Rate 2 years
Employment Rate
6 months
Error +/- percentage points *
Architecture
100.0%
92.3%
11.8
Business & Commerce
97.2%
95.1%
2.8
Computer Science
95.2%
90.9%
10.8
Education
90.3%
95.7%
5.9
Engineering
100.0%
82.9%
9.7
Fine & Applied Arts
98.4%
93.6%
5.2
Food Science & Nutrition
100.0%
90.9%
14.4
Humanities
100.0%
100.0%
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Journalism
96.0%
88.9%
10.4
Nursing
100.0%
96.9%
3.0
Other Health Professions
100.0%
86.4%
12.3
Physical Science
66.7%
50.0%
46.4
Social Science
98.7%
96.1%
4.0

* The overall response rate for the survey from which these data have been collected is only 18.6%. The employment rates shown are estimated to be accurate to within the number of percentage points in the Error +/- column, nineteen times out of twenty. The error is not shown for instances where both the 6-month and 2-year employment rates are 100.0%.

Employment Rates: The employment rate is defined as the number of employed persons expressed as a percentage of the labour force where the labour force is those persons who were employed, or unemployed but looking for work. To determine employment rates of recent graduates, Ontario universities conducted a survey of all 2005 graduates of undergraduate degree programs. Graduates were asked questions regarding their employment situation six months and two years after graduation.

Source: MTCU and Ryerson University

Section K2B - Key Performance Indicators
Degree Completion Rate for Undergraduate Cohort, Fall 1998 New, Year 1 Students

Program
Graduation Rate
Architecture
81.5%
Business & Commerce
73.7%
Computer Science
67.9%
Education
87.0%
Engineering
60.7%
Fine & Applied Arts
67.9%
Food Science & Nutrition
80.9%
Humanities
85.8%
Journalism
73.7%
Other Health Professions
65.2%
Physical Science
60.0%
Social Science
68.2%

Total new full-time
Year 1 undergraduate students
enrolled in fall 1998

2,761
Total students
reported above
who graduated by 2005
1,946

Graduation Rates: The MTCU has calculated graduation rates using a single entering cohort of students and determining whether or not they graduated within seven years. The methodology employed involves the selection of all new full-time, Year One undergraduate students on the official Fall 1997 enrolment file, who have a valid (and unique) student ID number, and were seeking either a bachelors or first professional degree. The subset was then matched against the records for students who received a degree (in any program) from the same institution during the most current seven year period (1998 to 2004).

Source: MTCU and Ryerson University


Section K3 - Retention Rates, 2006

Year 1 to Year 2 Retention Rate: 87.4%

Retention Rate: The percentage of first-time, full-time first year students in a given fall term who return to the institution in the next fall term.

Source: Ryerson University's CSRDE submission


Ryerson University Professional Accreditations
Professional accreditation is a means of testing and evaluating undergraduate educational programs and recognizing those that meet the required standards in preparing graduates for professional practice. Because its mandate is the provision of applied professional education, over the past decade the University has given priority to obtaining accreditation of its programs wherever applicable. As a result, accrediting bodies provide input to the development of curriculum in a number of Ryerson programs.

The baccalaureate degree programs in Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers. Like graduates from other accredited engineering programs, Ryerson students must acquire four years of relevant experience and successfully complete the professional practice and ethics examination of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) before they can obtain a licence. Access to graduate school is enhanced with the accreditation.

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ryerson University currently offers six accredited engineering programs. The new Computer Engineering program is designed in accordance with the policy statement, guidelines and requirements of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). The faculty intends to invite the CEAB to visit and officially assess the new Computer Engineering program in December 2004. In accordance with the CEAB Policy Statement, and normal practices, the CEAB accreditation visit of the new Computer Engineering program is expected to be scheduled, and undertaken, during the Fall of 2005, the final year of the first graduating class. Accreditation of the new engineering program is granted only after students have graduated from the program. The accreditation decision concerning the new Computer Engineering program is expected in June 2006, but retroactive to the date of the first graduation ceremony.

The School of Interior Design offers one of only two university-level degree programs in Canada accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDR), the recognized accrediting body in North America for interior design schools. Accreditation of the four-year program ensures that the quality of education is maintained at a high level.

The School of Nursing has maintained its accreditation status with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing since 1993. Successful accreditation signifies that the School has achieved a recognized level of ‘excellence’ based on national standards.

The School of Nutrition offers a baccalaureate degree program in Food and Nutrition. The nutrition and dietetics option was one of the first dietetics programs to have their accreditation renewed under the new Dietitians of Canada (DC) process in Canada. Eligible graduates of the accredited programs are required to complete a one-year internship or masters degree prior to becoming members of the DC. Graduates of this school continue to be very successful in their pursuit of internship and graduate school positions.

The School of Social Work’s baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work. Graduates and students are eligible for membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers. Graduates are eligible for membership in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Graduates are also eligible to apply to post-BSW, Master’s in Social Work programs across Canada. To receive membership in the Ontario College of Certified Social Workers, graduates must acquire two years of relevant work experience and successfully complete an examination. Graduates are eligible to apply to one-year, post-BSW, master’s in social work programs across Canada.

The School of Urban and Regional Planning’s four- and two-year degree programs are one of only six undergraduate programs in Canada recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP). The accreditation means graduates have a shorter time frame required in becoming full members. The CIP is the recognized body for professional planners in Canada. These programs are also accredited by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.

The School of Occupational and Public Health has remained the leader in undergraduate education for Canadian public health since 1960. It continues to meet unconditionally all the requirements of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors, the national accrediting body for such programs.

In September 2001, the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) awarded the School of Health Services Management full certification. The Certification was unconditional and extends for a period of five years. The School of Health Services Management is the first Canadian undergraduate program to be formally recognized by the AUPHA.

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