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ERIC Number: ED505136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 42
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
B.C. University Survey of Graduates from Masters and Doctorate Programs: Report of Findings
Pendleton, Sham; Sudmant, Walter
Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development
In 2006, the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and the Universities Presidents' Council collaborated to survey graduates of masters and doctorate programs in order to measure graduate outcomes and provide feedback on the links between graduate education and the labour market. The 2006 Graduate Survey was administered to graduates from masters and doctorate programs who graduated in the year 2000-0201 or in 2003-04: two cohort years were selected in order to provide sufficient data for analysis; approximately 930 graduates participated for an overall response rate of 25.7%. Reported findings include: (1) Most graduates remain in British Columbia following completion of their graduate degree, indicating a net gain of highly qualified personnel to the province as a result of graduate education; (2) While BC universities still fall short of reaching the goals of equitable representation among visible minorities, aboriginal people, and the disabled, it is somewhat positive to note that the representation of equity groups among graduate students mirrors that of undergraduates, indicating that university education at the undergraduate level equalizes opportunities for graduate study; (3) Although graduates are satisfied with their education, only 73.3% said that they would take the same program again, elaborating that the educational process and climate could be improved; and (4) More than 90% of respondents say their job is related to their program of education. (Contains 6 figures and 51 tables.)
Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development. P.O. Box 9059, Station Provincial Government, Victoria, BC, Canada. Tel: 604-660-2421; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development
Identifiers - Location: Canada