Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Since 1998, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and the colleges of applied arts and technology have defined five Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure, in a consistent manner across the college system, college performance against Ministry stated goals and objectives. The five KPIs are: student satisfaction, graduate satisfaction, graduation rate, graduate employment rate and employer satisfaction. The KPI data are used by colleges to demonstrate their achievements and to identify where changes could be made to programs and services to better meet the needs of students. The Ministry also uses the data to advise and inform government about the colleges and in the planning and policy-making for the college system.

2016-2017 Key Performance Indicators: Collège Boréal is, once again, leading the pack in Ontario!

Following the publication of the Key Performance Indicators by Colleges Ontario, Collège Boréal is proud to announce that it now holds the top-ranking position in three out of the five areas surveyed!

For the 13th time in 16 years, Collège Boréal received the highest graduate satisfaction rate in the province. For the 16th time in 17 years, Collège Boréal reports the highest graduation rate in Ontario. Also, for a second consecutive year, Boréal holds the top-ranking position in student satisfaction! Moreover, with 96%, Boréal ranks 3rd out of all 24 colleges in employer satisfaction!

Here are the highlights pertaining to Collège Boréal’s 2016-2017 Key Performance Indicators.

Student Satisfaction

  • 86.6% are satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of their learning experience, support services, and educational resources; this result is 10.1% higher than the provincial average.
  • 93.5% feel that Boréal provides all the necessary knowledge and skills required for the labour market.
  • 87% attest that they have access to quality learning experiences in their respective programs.
  • 84.4% are pleased with the overall quality of services offered by the college; this result is 19.8% higher than the provincial average!
  • 81.4% are satisfied with the quality of Boréal’s physical resources and facilities.
  • 84% indicate that Collège Boréal staff members truly care about their success; this result is 21% higher than the provincial average!
  • 84% are pleased with their overall college experience.
  • 94% of students would recommend Collège Boréal.

Graduate Satisfaction

  • 87.8% of Collège Boréal graduates are satisfied or very satisfied with their college experience; this result is 9% higher than the provincial average.
  • 95% of graduates would recommend Collège Boréal as a first class post-secondary institution.
  • 94% of Collège Boréal graduates would also recommend their program.

Graduation Rate and Employability

  • 75.4% of students enrolled at Collège Boréal obtained their degree; this result is 8.8% higher than the provincial average.
  • 82.1% of Collège Boréal graduates found a job.

Employer Satisfaction

  • 96% of surveyed employers who hired Collège Boréal graduates are satisfied or very satisfied with their employee.
  • And, 97% of surveyed employers are satisfied or very satisfied with the academic preparedness and training of Boréal graduates!

Collège Boréal uses this annual fact finding exercise to evaluate the work it does in the areas of recruitment or to get a sense of its reputation and strengths in order to better understand the needs of the student population. The information gathered through this survey assists in the development of additional strategies leading to program and service improvements.

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) Performance Indicators

A common methodology has been used for the calculations for all program-related information provided by all colleges. The data are updated annually. The approved program sequence (APS) number is assigned to each approved program by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

View the following performance indicator data which contain the following:

  • the Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loan default rates (COISL);
  • the graduate employment rates; and
  • the graduation rates.


OSAP Default rates 2015-2016


OSAP Default rates 2014-2015


OSAP Default rates 2013-2014

OSAP Website 

Labour Market Employment Profiles

Colleges Ontario Key Performance Indicators