Key Performance Indicators

What are Key Performance Indicators?

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development instituted a system of performance measures for its colleges in 1999. The measures are called Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs.

Niagara College also tracks Graduate Outcomes By Program, providing information on employment opportunities and potential salaries to graduates.

In the past, Niagara College consistently monitored how well it was providing programs and services for its various student and client groups, and planned its investments accordingly, even in the absence of KPIs.

The 5 KPIs

  1. Graduate employment
  2. Graduate satisfaction
  3. Employer satisfaction
  4. Student satisfaction
  5. Graduation rate (student success)

Overall and Consolidated KPI Results By Year and Program

Key Performance Indicators are:

  • System-wide – this means that all colleges in Ontario use the same indicators and methodologies for data collection. Universities use different indicators or compile their data in a different manner
  • Government mandated
  • Auditable
  • Updated annually

Employment Profile – Survey results from Ontario’s Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology

Learn about the latest feedback from college students, graduates and their employers prepared by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development by visiting http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/labourmarket/employmentprofiles/.

Notes
  • Freedom of Information Act: This legislation requires that data for groups of fewer than five persons be eliminated to protect the privacy of the individuals involved.
  • Niagara College reserves the right to change, without notice, any information given in this publication.

For Provincial information please see the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development website at
http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/ or the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) website at http://osap.gov.on.ca/.