Quick Stats

How many Ontario students applied to the province’s colleges and universities during the last decade? How many enrolled? How many graduated? Find the answers to these and other good questions in Quick Stats, a compendium of data on Ontario’s postsecondary system.

Note: All visualizations begin in 2013 and go up to the most recent year for which we have accurate data. As we continue to update Quick Stats, our goal will be to have data covering the last 10 years.

The Quick Stats visualizations are best viewed on a desktop device.

Tips for interacting with visualizations:

  • Hover your mouse over or click on the different bars and bands to view more information, including percentages and counts.
  • Use the dropdown menus above the graphics to toggle different fields of study (for the university data) and credential types (for the college data).
  • For optimal functionality, data visualizations are best viewed on a desktop device.


All definitions used in the Quick Stats visualizations were directly adopted from MCU and Statistics Canada sources, including:

  • MCU’s College Employment Profile Glossary
  • MCU’s College Graduate Outcomes Survey
  • MCU’s Ontario University Graduate Survey
  • Statistics Canada’s Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2016 and 2021.

Section 1 ― Applicants

The number of applicants to Ontario’s colleges and universities.

Section 2 ― Enrolment

Information on who enrols, based on institution type, degree and program choice, as well as international students.

Section 3 ― Student Experience

Tracking the satisfaction levels of students.

Section 4 ― Graduates

Exploring graduation numbers by program, credential and field of study.

Section 5 ― Graduation Outcomes

Graduation and employment rates for students attending Ontario colleges and universities.

Section 6 ― Tuition

Tuition fees at Ontario colleges and universities.

Previous version of Quick Stats (PDF)