Hamilton,
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April
2016
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04:15 PM
America/New_York

Media Release: Mohawk Continues to Earn High Marks From Students and Graduates in Provincial Survey

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – Hamilton is once again home to the top college in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) for student satisfaction and graduate employment.

Mohawk finished first among all GTHA colleges for student satisfaction for the sixth consecutive year in the Government of Ontario’s annual Key Performance Indicator (KPI) survey results. Student satisfaction with the quality of Mohawk’s facilities and services also ranked highest among GTHA colleges.

Mohawk ranked first among GTHA colleges for graduate satisfaction and graduate employment rates for the fourth consecutive year.

Employers also gave Mohawk high marks, with 88.4 per cent reporting they are satisfied with the Mohawk graduates they’ve hired.

Mohawk’s KPI scores will be posted at www.mohawkcollege.ca/kpi.

The Government of Ontario and the province’s 24 colleges have collected annual performance data from students, apprenticeship students, graduates and employers since 1998. The latest KPI results were gathered by two independent research firms between March 2015 and February 2016.

QUOTE:

“While we’re honoured to once again earn high marks from students, graduates and employers, we don’t take our survey results for granted. Our faculty and staff are committed to delivering the best quality education and outstanding college experience to every one of our students. Our goal at Mohawk is to have the most satisfied employers among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and the highest graduate employment rate in the province.”
Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie

FAST FACTS:

KPI survey results for students:

  • 91 per cent of students would recommend Mohawk to friends or family
  • 94 per cent of apprenticeship students would recommend Mohawk to friends or family
  • 79 per cent of students report being satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of Mohawk’s facilities
  • 66.1 per cent of students report being satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of Mohawk’s services

KPI survey results for graduates

  • 96 per cent of graduates would recommend Mohawk to friends or family
  • 85.5 per cent graduate employment rate
  • 81.3 per cent of graduates report being overall satisfied with Mohawk
  • 89 per cent of graduates report being satisfied that Mohawk courses are up-to-date
  • 84 per cent of graduates report being satisfied that Mohawk prepared them for the type of work they are doing.

Number one among GTHA colleges for employer satisfaction and number one among Ontario colleges for graduate employment are among the goals in Mohawk’s new strategic plan.

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students from three campuses in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked first for student satisfaction among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for six consecutive years. Mohawk has also been named one of Canada’s greenest employers and one of the best employers in Hamilton and Niagara.

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For more information, contact:

Jay Robb, Director of Communications, 905.979.8893, jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three campuses and two City School locations at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre and the Central Public Library in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked first among all Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area colleges in student satisfaction for seven consecutive years and first in graduate satisfaction for the past five years. Mohawk ranks 15th among all colleges in Canada for applied research activity and has been named among Canada’s greenest employers and the region’s top employers for the past three years.