THE CHARTS

GRADES AND MORE

November 24 2008
THE CHARTS

GRADES AND MORE

November 24 2008

GRADES AND MORE

Grades are a strong Indication of student quality and potential, Maclean's presents two measures of entering grades: the overall grade averages of incoming first-year students, and a breakdown by ranges. Other measures on the following pages include the percentage of first-year students who return for a second year, and the proportion who graduate in a reasonable time. As well, Maclean’s measures average class sizes and the number of full-time faculty with a Ph.D., professional or terminal degree.

Average Entering Grade

Here are the average final-year grades of full-time, first-year students entering from a high school or Quebec's CÉGEP system. Grades are for students entering university in their home province in fall 2007.

McGill

Montréal

Queen's*

Saskatchewan

Sherbrooke

Dalhousie

UBC

Alberta

Western*

Mount Allison Waterloo Acadia Manitoba*

St. Francis Xavier

UPEI

Bishop's

Regina

McMaster*

Victoria New Brunswick Simon Fraser Toronto*

St. Thomas Calgary

Mount Saint Vincent

Cape Breton

Wilfrid Laurier

Carleton

York

UNBC

Ottawa*

Guelph*

Winnipeg

Memorial

Ryerson

Saint Mary's

Lethbridge

Laurentian*

Windsor*

Brock*

Nipissing*

Lakehead*

Trent*

89.6%

87.9%

87.7%

87.6%

86.9%

86.4%

86.3%

86.1%

86%

85.6%

85.1%

84.9%

84.8%

84.5%

84.4%

84.3%

84.3%

84.1%

83.9%

83.4%

83.4%

83.4%

83.3%

83.1%

82.9%

82.5%

82.2%

82.1%

81.6%

81.5%

81.5%

80.9%

80.8%

80.6%

80.3%

80.2%

79.6%

79.4%

79.3%

79%

78.7%

78%

77.9%

Grade Distribution

Below is a breakdown of average entering grades showing the percentage of students who entered with grades in each of the following ranges:

LESS

THAN 70%

Acadia 1

Alberta 0.4

Bishop's 0.8

UBC 1

Brock* 5.5

Calgary 0

Cape Breton 7.9

Carleton 0.2

Dalhousie 0.4

Guelph* 1

Lakehead* 8.7

Laurentian* 6

Lethbridge 9.1

Manitoba* 0

McGill 0

McMaster* 0

Memorial 0.9

Montréal 0

Mount Allison 1.6

Mount Saint Vincent 3.4

New Brunswick Nipissing*

UNBC

Ottawa*

UPEI

Queen's*

Regina

Ryerson

St. Francis Xavier Saint Mary's St. Thomas Saskatchewan Sherbrooke Simon Fraser Trent*

Victoria

Waterloo

Western*

Wilfrid Laurier Windsor* Winnipeg York

2.2

6.1

6.8

1.9

1.3

0

5.8

0.6

0.8

6.2

0

0

0

0.8

12

0.2

0.7

0

0.5

3.1

11.3

0

8

2.5

1.6

3.7

20.6

8.8 11.1 12.1

3.4

15

27.6

19

20

9.5 0

0

22.6 0.1

5.8

9.4

8.5

16.5

14.6

14.5 8.2 0

10.5

16

8.9

19.2

12.2

4.6 0.3 9

26.7 6.4 1.2 0.3

10.9

25.4

12.5 12.3

*Figures are for fall 2006. Full description of the

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12.4

16.9

10.5 26.7 21.1

15.6

24.7 12.6 29

24.3 22

23.9

15.6 0

23.1

24.4

4.4

13.4

23.2

17.5

23.4

17.9

22.6

19.9

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15.2

29.9

17.6

21.4

19.3 9

5.8

20.6

19.4

21.4

16.8 7.4

23.3 25.6

19.9

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methodology,

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26.8

33.9

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27.5

32.8

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22.3

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32.1

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27.5

19.9

22.7

19.9

33.4

22.3

24.3

25.7

18.3

24.6

27.8

20.1

29.4 26.2

33.8 31.3 23 22

27.5

24

30.4 24.2

31.1 14

23.9

22.9 21

28.2 18 12.6 16 16.1

24.7 39

23.8 18.2

33.5

25.1

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26.4

14.7

16.4

20.3

24.4

34.4

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14.9

24.8

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21.6

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14.6

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21.6

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21.8

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24.6 13

6.8

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7

11.4

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4.8

2.8

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1.6

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1.7

8.3

7.6

3.6

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5.9

9.6

4.7

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4.4

6.8

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4.3

1.7

4.8 13

5.3

2.7 0.4

3.9

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1.8 3.1

1.5

Average Class Size

Average class size figures are for undergraduate classes in fall 2007.

The numbers reflect primary classes; subsections such as labs, tutorials and practicums are not included.

Cape Breton Bishop's

Mount Saint Vincent

Sherbrooke

Acadia

Winnipeg

UPEI

Regina

St. Thomas

UNBC

Saskatchewan

New Brunswick

Montréal

Lethbridge

St. Francis Xavier

Mount Allison

Memorial

Saint Mary's

Victoria

Alberta

Manitoba

McGill

Simon Fraser

York

Calgary*

Wilfrid Laurier

‘Figures are for fall 2006

FIRSTAND SECOND-YEAR CLASSES ■ THIRDAND FOURTH-YEAR CLASSES

23.2 Montréal

26 Mount Allison

29.7 Bishop's

29.7 Sherbrooke 31.9 Cape Breton

32.3 Saskatchewan

33.4 Mount Saint Vincent

34.7 UPEI

35.5 Winnipeg

36.3 Acadia

38.6 Regina

41 St. Thomas

42.4 New Brunswick

44.8 Manitoba

44.9 UNBC

47.7 Lethbridge 48 McGill

48.4 Victoria

51.6 Alberta

55.1 St. Francis Xavier

58.2 Saint Mary's

62.4 Memorial

66.3 York

69.7 Wilfrid Laurier 71.6 Simon Fraser 73.1 Calgary*

13.7

15.2

17.3

17.4

17.5

17.7 18.1 18.1 18.1

18.6

18.8

20.4 21.6 21.8

21.9 22.2

22.9

23.8

24.2

24.6 25.1

25.3

28.7

28.9

32.7

33.5

Proportion Who Graduate

The graduation rate tracks undergraduate students to determine if they received a degree within seven years. Below are the percentage of fulltime, first-year students in fall 1998 who graduated by 2005.

PER CENT

Queen's* 88.5

Cape Breton 84.8

McGill 82.6

Montréal 82.4

UBC 81.8

McMaster* 80.3

Toronto* 80.1

Waterloo 79.9

Wilfrid Laurier 79.4

Guelph* 79.3

Sherbrooke 78.3

Western* 78.3

Alberta 76.7

Ottawa* 75.2

Windsor* 73.7

UPEI 73.2

Lakehead* 73.1

Brock* 72.5

Lethbridge 72.1

Saskatchewan 71.8

Bishop's 71

Ryerson 70.5

Calgary 70.4

Saint Mary's 70.1

Victoria 70

Nipissing* 68.1

York 67.6

Acadia 66.4

Simon Fraser 66.1

Laurentian* 65.7

Mount Allison 65.7

Manitoba 64.5

Trent* 64.3

Carleton 63.7

St. Francis Xavier 63.1

New Brunswick 61.1

St. Thomas 58.5

Regina 55.1

Mount Saint Vincent 54.5

Winnipeg 50.6

Memorial 49.6

UNBC 48.2

Student

Retention

These figures show the percentage of full-time, firstyear students enrolled in fall 2006 who returned to university the following year.

PER CENT

Queen's** 93.4

McGill 92.4

Western* 91.5

Guelph** 91.3

Sherbrooke 91.2

Saint Mary's 90.1

Alberta 89.8

Toronto** 89.4

Lakehead** 89.2

Wilfrid Laurier 88.9

Waterloo 88.4

Montréal 88.3

UBC 88.2

Brock** 88

York 87.9

McMaster** 87.8

Ottawa** 87.6

Ryerson 87.4

Victoria 86.8

Carleton 86.7

Laurentian** 86.7

Manitoba 85.2

Nipissing** 85.2

Trent** 85

New Brunswick 84.3

St. Francis Xavier 84

Saskatchewan 83.5

Cape Breton 83.2

Calgary 83.1

Acadia 82.7

Windsor** 82.5

Simon Fraser 82.4

Dalhousie 81.7

Bishop's 81.5

UPEI 79.9

Memorial 79.1

Mount Allison 78.5

Winnipeg 78.4

Regina 75.4

St. Thomas 74.2

Mount Saint Vincent 73.8

UNBC 71.6

Lethbridge 71.4

Out of Province (First Year)

Percentage of students from other provinces, in fall 2007:

PER CENT

Mount Allison 51.7

Dalhousie 47

Bishop's 44.6

St. Francis Xavier 39.4

Acadia 36

McGill 31.4

St. Thomas 23

UPEI 21.9

Queen's 19.9

Memorial 17.8

Victoria 17.3

New Brunswick 17.2

Saint Mary's 15.6

Concordia 14.6

Calgary 13

Lethbridge 11.7

Alberta 9.5

UBC 8.9

Ottawa 8.4

Toronto 8.1

Waterloo 7.8

Saskatchewan 7.5

Carleton* 7.4

Cape Breton 6.6

Simon Fraser 6.4

Mount Saint Vincent 6.2

Western 6.1

Manitoba 4.5

Sherbrooke 4.5

Montréal 4.4

UNBC 4.4

Regina 4.3

Lakehead 3.7

Trent 3.6

Ryerson 3

Winnipeg 2.3

Guelph* 2.2

McMaster 2.1

Laurentian* 2

Laval 1.6

York 1.3

Brock 0.9

Wilfrid Laurier 0.9

Nipissing 0.6

Windsor 0.6

International (First Year)

Percentage of students from outside Canada, in fall 2007:

PER CENT

McGill 23

Saint Mary's 21.4

Montréal 14.8

Acadia 14.6

Cape Breton 13.3

UBC 11.4

Toronto 11.3

Windsor 11.3

Waterloo 11

Bishop's 10.6

UPEI 10.2

Concordia 9.6

Carleton* 9.5

Alberta 9.2

Mount Allison 8.1

Dalhousie 8

Simon Fraser 7.1

Laval 6.8

Trent 6.6

Lethbridge 6

Queen's 6

McMaster 5.6

Victoria 5

York 5

Memorial 4.9

Regina 4.9

Manitoba 4.8

Winnipeg 4.6

Western 4.5

Brock 4.2

Mount Saint Vincent 4.2

Ryerson 4.2

St. Thomas 4

New Brunswick 2.6

Calgary 2.4

St. Francis Xavier 2.4

Sherbrooke 2.2

Ottawa 1.8

Wilfrid Laurier 1.4

Guelph* 1.3

Laurentian* 1

Saskatchewan 0.9

Nipissing 0.8

UNBC 0.3

Lakehead 0.1

Faculty with Terminal Degree

The figures below show the percentage of full-time instructional faculty members, as of fall 2007, who have a Ph.D., a first professional degree, or a terminal degree in their field.

Guelph*

Alberta McGill Saint Mary's Queen's*

St. Thomas

Montréal

UPEI

St. Francis Xavier UNBC

Saskatchewan

Victoria

Waterloo

Carleton*

Simon Fraser Manitoba McMaster* Toronto*

Mount Allison Trent*

Western**

98.9

98.7

98.4

98.4

97.8

97.1

96.8

94.8

94.3

94.1

93.1 93

92.7

92.4

92.1

91.6 91.3

91.1

90.6

90.6

90.6

Sherbrooke 90.4

Ottawa* 89.8

Wilfrid Laurier 89.7

York 89.1

Acadia 88.7

Memorial 88.1

Calgary 88

Mount Saint Vincent 87.4

Lethbridge 86.3

New Brunswick 86

Brock* 85.8

Windsor* 85.5

Lakehead* 84.8

Regina 82.8

Ryerson 81.3

Laurentian* 80.8

Bishop's 80

Winnipeg 79.4

Cape Breton 73.1

Nipissing* 71.3

‘Figures are for fall 2006 “Figure for fall 2005