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CUDO Data Archive: 2009-10

Section A2 - Qualifications offered / awarded

Degree / Diploma / Certificate:
Offered?
Number awarded in calendar year 2008
Undergraduate Certificate:
Yes
850
Undergraduate Diploma *:
No
0
Bachelor's Degree:
Yes
4,812
Second Entry Professional degrees **:
No
0
Graduate Certificate:
No
0
Graduate Diploma:
No
0
Master's Degree:
Yes
613
Doctoral Degree:
Yes
6

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 2008.
** 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, 2008
Number of degrees conferred by program for Fall 2008, including domestic and international students.

Program
Bachelor's & 1st Professional Degree
Master’s Degree
Doctoral Degree
Architecture
119
 
 
Business & Commerce
1,306
74
 
Computer Science
104
1
 
Education
215
22
 
Engineering
477
196
3
Fine & Applied Arts
539
40
 
Food Science & Nutrition
75
16
 
Humanities
152
24
3
Journalism
132
 
 
Medicine
7
Nursing
799
36
 
Other Health Professions
116
 
 
Physical Sciences
59
7
 
Social Sciences
719
190
 
Total: Domestic Degrees Conferred
4,658
572
6
Total: International Degrees Conferred
154
14

Source: Ryerson Student Information System

Section A4 - Male Enrolment by Program, 2008
Number of male degree seeking students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2008, 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
185
72
Architecture
255
88
44
3
Business & Commerce
2,923
1,392
44
63
Computer Science
299
93
30
Education
35
14
4
Engineering
1,526
707
377
104
138
Fine & Applied Arts
559
123
25
Food Science & Nutrition
21
9
Humanities
235
34
23
9
22
Journalism
123
15
37
Mathematics
6
3
Medicine
16
Nursing
125
73
12
8
Other Arts & Science
54
11
Other Health Professions
120
64
Physical Sciences
64
27
16
Social Sciences
1,117
514
86
40
Total: Domestic (1)
7,327
3,112
650
226
118
Total: International (2)
320
127
64
1
42

(1) Total: Domestic Enrolment and Degrees conferred as reported in 2008
(2) Total: International Enrolment and Degrees conferred as reported in 2008

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, 2008
Number of female degree seeking students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2008, 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
231
98
Architecture
232
52
16
2
Business & Commerce
1,767
1,020
34
31
Computer Science
28
13
12
Education
515
291
47
11
Engineering
305
115
84
20
18
Fine & Applied Arts
1,535
254
44
Food Science & Nutrition
247
130
16
Humanities
322
33
49
11
18
2
Journalism
386
30
73
Mathematics
6
1
Medicine
5
Nursing
1,047
1,032
61
63
Other Arts & Science
108
21
Other Health Professions
190
89
Physical Sciences
67
19
12
Social Sciences
2,251
1,165
179
57
Total: Domestic (1)
9,001
4,288
578
194
29
2
Total: International (2)
236
75
54
1
7

(1) Total: Domestic Enrolment and Degrees conferred as reported in 2008
(2) Total: International Enrolment and Degrees conferred as reported in 2008

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, 2008
Number of degree seeking students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2008, 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
416
170
Architecture
487
140
60
5
Business & Commerce
4,690
2,412
78
94
Computer Science
327
106
42
Education
550
305
51
11
Engineering
1,831
822
461
124
156
Fine & Applied Arts
2,094
377
69
Food Science & Nutrition
268
139
16
Humanities
557
67
72
20
40
2
Journalism
509
45
110
Mathematics
12
4
Medicine
21
Nursing
1,172
1,105
73
71
Other Arts & Science
162
32
Other Health Professions
310
153
Physical Sciences
131
46
28
Social Sciences
3,368
1,679
265
97
Total: Domestic (1)
16,328
7,400
1,228
420
147
2
Total: International (2)
556
202
118
2
49

(1) Total: Domestic Enrolment and Degrees conferred as reported in 2008
(2) Total: International Enrolment and Degrees conferred as reported in 2008

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 2008
Number of degree seeking Canadian and international (student visa) full-time students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2008.

Bachelor's & 1st Professional Degree
Master’s Degree
Doctoral Degree
Canadian
Student Visa
Canadian
Student Visa
Canadian
Student Visa
number of students
23,728
758
1,648
120
149
49

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 2008
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:
$115
$120
Additional Choices:
$38
$38
Application (if outside Canada)
$125
$130

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

Admission in Winter, Spring, Summer terms

Ryerson does not accept first-year students for terms other than the fall.

Deferred admission

Ryerson does not allow students to postpone enrolment after admission. The following website will provide you with more detailed information on this topic.

ryerson.ca/undergraduate/admission/apply/approved/index.html

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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 2008 by their home address in the previous year.

Percent from Ontario
93.3
Percent from rest of Canada
3.3
Percent from outside Canada
3.4

Source: OUAC


Section E2 - Percentage of full-time undergraduate students who live on campus, Fall 2008

% of Students who Live on Campus
First Year
18.0%
Total Undergraduate
5.0%

Source: Ryerson Student Information System

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
$4,983
$15,390
Ancillary Fees
$607
$607
Room and Board (on-campus)
$8,972 to $11,132
$8,972 to $11,132
Room Only (on-campus)
N/A
N/A
Board Only (on-campus meal plan)
$2,090 to $3,290
$2,090 to $3,290
Books and Supplies
$700 to $1,500
$700 to $1,500
Transportation
N/A
N/A
Other Expenses
$2,000
$2,000
TOTAL
$17,262 to $20,222
$27,669 to $30,829

Notes:

  1. These expenses are for the full 2009-10 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 2009-10 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 2009-10, where applicable

Program Tuition Fees Ancillary Fees Total Fees
Arts & Science, Social Science
$4,983
$607
$5,590
Architecture
$6,287
$607
$6,894
Business & Commerce
$5,531
$630
$6,161
Computer Science
$5,636
$607
$6,243
Engineering / Applied Science
$6,707
$639
$7,346
All Other Programs
$5,075
$607
$5,682

Source: Council of Ontario Universities (COU)

Section H1 - Instruction Faculty

Number of instructional faculty members (excluding clinicians) for Fall 2008

 
Full-time
Part-time
(FTE)
Total number of instructional faculty
771
218
Total number who are women
326
Total number with doctorate, first professional, or other terminal degree
633

Source: Ryerson Human Resources Department

Section H2 - Undergraduate Class Size by Year Level for Fall 2008

Class Sections
1st Year
2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year
(#)
(%)
(#)
(%)
(#)
(%)
(#)
(%)
< 30 students
269
40.7
312
56.3
296
56.2
345
66.1
30-60 students
206
31.2
129
23.4
167
31.7
128
24.5
61-100 students
92
13.9
76
13.7
43
8.1
41
7.9
101-250 students
81
12.3
34
6.2
21
3.9
8
1.5
251+ students
13
1.9
2
0.4
0
0.0
0
0.0
Total
661
100.0
554
100.0
527
100.0
522
100.0
Class Subsections (eg., lab, tutorial)
< 20 students
29
7.8
62
19.5
68
33.2
69
41.2
20-40 students
228
62.2
190
59.5
100
48.6
86
51.6
41+ students
110
29.9
67
21.1
37
18.2
12
7.2
Total
367
100.0
319
100.0
205
100.0
167
100.0

Section I1 - Revenue
Revenue for the Fiscal Year Ended April 30, 2008 (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
113,446
0
113,446
0
0
0
0
0
0
113,446
0
(ii) Non-Formula Grants
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
(iii) Other MTCU Grants & Contracts
54,691
0
54,691
199
219
0
219
235
54,418
109,762
9,164
MTCU Grants and Contracts
168,137
0
168,137
199
219
0
219
235
54,418
223,208
9,164
b) Other Ontario Government Grants and Contracts
3,741
0
3,741
0
2,914
0
2,914
0
0
6,655
0
Total Ontario Grants and Contracts
171,878
0
171,878
199
3,133
0
3,133
235
54,418
229,863
9,164
c) Federal
1,857
0
1,857
0
13,287
0
13,287
0
0
15,144
0
d) Municipal
364
0
364
208
0
0
0
0
0
572
0
e) Other Provinces
0
0
0
0
25
0
25
0
0
25
0
f) Foreign
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Other Government Grants and Contracts
177,840
0
177,840
407
19,359
0
19,359
235
54,418
252,259
9,164
a) Tuition Fees
130,967
3,782
134,749
0
0
0
0
0
0
134,749
0
b) Miscellaneous Fees
10,260
25
10,285
7,859
0
0
0
0
0
18,144
0
Fees
141,227
3,807
145,034
7,859
0
0
0
0
0
152,893
0
3. Borrowings
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4. Donations and Non-Government Grants and Contracts
258
396
654
0
3,171
0
3,171
3,443
6,457
13,725
12,206
5. Sales of Services and Products
0
0
0
18,881
0
0
0
0
0
18,881
0
a) Endowment
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
b) Other Investment Income
4,747
0
4,747
0
30
0
30
595
438
5,810
0
Investment Income
4,747
0
4,747
0
30
0
30
595
438
5,810
0
7. Miscellaneous
10,337
13
13,350
719
276
0
276
992
1,124
13,461
0
Total
330,668
4,216
334,884
27,866
19,922
0
19,922
5,265
62,437
450,374
21,370
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, 2008 (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
75,020
0
75,020
0
1,338
0
1,338
556
0
76,914
(iii) Other Instruction & Research
32,691
2,126
34,817
0
4,023
0
4,023
175
0
39,015
(v) Other Salaries & Wages
86,154
493
86,647
6,118
2,114
0
2,114
557
0
95,436
Total Salaries and Wages
193,865
2,619
196,484
6,118
7,475
0
7,475
1,288
0
211,365
2. Employee Benefits
38,066
234
38,300
1,263
639
0
639
188
0
40,390
Total Salaries and Benefits
231,931
2,853
234,784
7,381
8,114
0
8,114
1,476
0
251,755
3. Library Acquisitions
4,396
3
4,399
0
14
0
14
93
0
4,506
4. Furniture and Equipment Purchases
12,295
61
12,356
400
2,600
0
2,600
358
75
15,789
5. Equipment Rental and Maintenance
1,361
0
1,361
1,248
158
0
158
107
9
2,883
6. Printing and Duplicating
1,815
25
1,840
84
46
0
46
53
0
2,023
7. Materials and Supplies
12,195
42
12,237
3,913
2,129
0
2,129
137
15
18,431
8. Communications
1,203
3
1,206
251
22
0
22
4
0
1,483
9. Professional Fees
12,356
105
12,461
352
485
0
485
203
3
13,504
10. Cost of Goods Sold
0
0
0
11,752
0
0
0
0
0
11,752
11. Travel
4,049
4
4,053
48
1,178
0
1,178
144
1
5,424
12. Utilities
8,559
0
8,559
803
0
0
0
0
0
9,362
13. Renovations and Alterations
13,937
0
13,937
310
44
0
44
6
1,461
15,758
14. Externally Contracted Services
9,225
0
9,225
738
0
0
0
11
217
10,191
15. Scholarships, Bursaries, etc.
11,046
0
11,046
0
641
0
641
2,498
0
14,185
16. Debt Repayments
1,405
0
1,405
0
0
0
0
0
0
1,405
17. Interest
3,577
0
3,577
2,976
0
0
0
0
0
6,553
18. Building, Land and Site Services
6,940
0
6,940
5
2
0
2
0
43,111
50,058
19. Other Operational Expenditures
7,515
32
7,547
645
65
0
65
107
0
8,364
Subtotal
343,805
3,128
346,933
30,906
15,498
0
15,498
5,197
44,892
43,426
20. Internal Cost Allocations
4,670
161
4,831
(4,043)
1
0
1
331
(1,120)
0
21. External Cost Recoveries
(2,896)
(4)
(2,900)
0
0
0
0
(2)
0
(2,902)
Total
345,579
3,285
348,864
26,863
15,499
0
15,499
5,526
43,772
440,524
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) 2008-09
Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) 2008-09
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 2008-09
# Awards
68
190
28
Funding ($)
$2,049,701
$4,999,345
$1,085,832


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)

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 2006 Graduates in Undergraduate Programs

Program
Employment Rate 2 years
Employment Rate
6 months
Error +/- percentage points *
Architecture
100.0%
100.0%
Business & Commerce
94.6%
91.9%
3.3
Computer Science
89.7%
86.7%
11.0
Education
100.0%
100.0%
Engineering
91.2%
90.9%
6.6
Fine & Applied Arts
95.5%
96.9%
3.6
Food Science & Nutrition
100.0%
100.0%
Humanities
92.9%
100.0%
Journalism
100.0%
94.3%
Nursing
100.0%
97.3%
Other Health Professions
94.7%
84.2%
14.0
Physical Sciences
100.0%
85.7%
Social Sciences
95.6%
92.9%
4.5

* The overall response rate for the survey from which these data have been collected is 21.2%. 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 either the 6-month or 2-year employment rate is 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 2006 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 2000 New, Year 1 Students

Program
Graduation Rate
Architecture
80.3%
Business & Commerce
78.3%
Computer Science
65.5%
Education
84.3%
Engineering
62.0%
Fine & Applied Arts
74.0%
Food Science & Nutrition
86.4%
Humanities
85.2%
Journalism
86.7%
Nursing
91.8%
Other Health Professions
79.1%
Physical Sciences
66.1%
Social Sciences
59.5%

Total new full-time
Year 1 undergraduate students
enrolled in fall 2000

3,143
Total students
reported above
who graduated by 2007
2,301

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 2000 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 (2000 to 2007).

Source: MTCU and Ryerson University


Section K3 - Retention Rates, 2007

Year 1 to Year 2 Retention Rate: 88.9%

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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