Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Record Number of Freshmen Enter Ontario’s Universities

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The average university grad also earns 53 per cent more money than the average high school graduate.

Canada’s campuses will be flooded with Frosh this year. This fall, Ontario will see more first-year undergraduate students enrolled in university than ever seen before.

“We will have a record number of students attending Ontario universities and we want to make sure these students thrive,” said Bonnie M. Patterson, Council of Ontario Universities (COU)President and CEO.

More than 90,000 students have confirmed their university acceptance letters, which is almost 2,000 more than 2003’s double cohort year results, when students in Grades 12 and 13 graduated at the same time.

“The skills they will develop in the classroom, in a lab or through the broader student experience on campus, will lead to a lifetime of rewards,” said Patterson.

In a recent media release, the COU points to data from Statistics Canada that points to a brighter job future for Canadian university graduates. The numbers show that 93 per cent of Ontario university students are working six months after graduation and 85 per cent say their job is related to their education.

The average university grad also earns 53 per cent more money than the average high school graduate, each year.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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