November-05 The 2005 University Applicant Survey™ report contains most of the same data as previous reports, but augments it with additional in-depth questions particularly focused on recruitment marketing issues.
The findings in the 2013 Alumni Perspectives Survey report answer these questions and others that address current economic and regional trends affecting alumni of MBA and other business master’s programs.
Results of a new US survey suggest that almost half of first-year PSE students are looking for career counselling, and that 67% of entering students want help developing an education plan that will allow them to “get a good job.” 93% of incoming female students, compared to 88% of incoming males, expressed a greater commitment to completing their educational goals. The survey, which asked 100,000 first years in 2013 about their needs and desires for career planning assistance, also reveals that incoming students aged 25 and older were clearer on their career direction than their younger counterparts, but that 41% of these older students still wanted career counseling.
Case studies of Pre-College Outreach Programs in the United States that help at-risk and other, less-prepared students prepare for and succeed in post-secondary education.
Prepared by: Fred Hemingway Consulting and Kathryn McMullen, Canadian Policy Research Networks June 2004
High-achieving students in Ontario plan earlier for PSE and most consider it as a given in their lives, according to new research from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), Canadian educational attainment continues to increase; a greater proportion is completing high school and going on to complete post-secondary education. The share of Canadians with a college diploma or university degree continues to rise. However, the share with a trades certificate has continued to decline (see chart). There is a great deal of detail on educational attainment in Canada in the NHS, but this observation will focus on some of the trends hidden in the national average, those among particular demographic groups; women, immigrants and Aboriginal peoples.
This paper examines Aboriginal post-secondary education through the eyes of stakeholders working in the field, describing practices and initiatives believed to help increase enrolment and completion rates. This qualitative approach—which has evident methodological shortcomings— was used because there is virtually no worthwhile empirical or quantitative evidence on the subject.
This online tool provides Aboriginal students with better access to information on programs and services on campuses across Canada. The comprehensive, searchable database of resources designed to meet the needs of Aboriginal students was developed by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
This report addresses the factors influencing access to medical education, using information from a survey of medical students enrolled in 2004–05. The study examines the survey responses according to whether students were enrolled in a low-, medium- or high-tuition medical program.