Transfer Pathways in Postsecondary Education: York University and Seneca College as a Case Study

Study examines 12 years of student transfer between Seneca College and York University​ Students with strong grades have the most success after transferring between college and university , according to a new study from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). Looking at more than 14 ,000 students who transferred between Seneca College and […]

Understanding the STEM Path through High School and into University Programs

High school math and science success drives university STEM enrollment Success in math and science courses in high school is the main factor for students staying on the path to study science , technology , engineering and mathematics (STEM) in university , according to a study by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). […]

Transitions in Postsecondary Education: StudentVu Transitions Survey Results

New survey finds students unsure how to navigate the transition to higher education A new survey finds that while students have a clear idea of what they are looking for from college or university , they have a tough time making the transition to the new life and academic expectations of higher education. A survey […]

Is there a Best Fit? Assessing Alternative Entrance Pathways into an Undergraduate Degree for Non-Traditional Students at York University

Report examines alternate entrance pathways for non-traditional students There is no one-size-fits-all pathway into university for non-traditional students as they face different barriers and require varied supports, according to a new study from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). Examining four entrance pathways into York University for non-traditional students, the report finds that […]

Understanding the Gender Gap in Postsecondary Education Participation The Importance of High School Choices and Outcomes

Gender Gap in University Participation Traces Back to Early High School Decisions Recent studies show that women account for more than 60% of Canadian university graduates. A new study by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) finds that the university gender gap can be explained by choices and academic performance in high school, […]

Canadian Postsecondary Performance: Impact 2015

Money can’t buy you love. When it comes to Canadian universities, the level of funding doesn’t predict performance…

Multiple Case Study Evaluation of Postsecondary Bridging Programs for Internationally Educated Health Professionals

Funding, Lack of Clinical Placements are Challenges for International Health Bridging Programs Internationally educated health professionals (IEHPs) are those who have completed health care training in another country, but who may not have the educational, professional or language requirements to be licensed to practice in Canada. Bridging programs are designed to meet the unique needs […]

Opportunities for Non-Traditional Pathways to Postsecondary Education in Ontario: Exploring the Dual Credit and School within a College Programs

Dual credit programs ease transition into postsecondary education Targeted to high school students at risk of not obtaining their diplomas, the Dual Credit and School Within a College (SWAC) programs at George Brown College help students graduate from high school, improve their grades and ease their transition into postsecondary education (PSE), according to a new […]

Employed Adult Learners in Ontario and Canada: Engaged and Disengaged

Research Summary: For employed adults, learning activities don’t (and shouldn’t) end at graduation The individual and social benefits of lifelong learning are well established and numerous government programs are in place to encourage adult participation in continued learning. But a new study from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) and Employment and Social […]