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September 25, 2019

Belleville, Ontario, September 25, 2019 – Loyalist College student enrolment increased seven percent this September, with day 10 registrations totalling 3,518, Governors were advised at today’s Board meeting. Greater student retention and increased international enrolment, totalling 1,356 students, contribute to a larger student population.

The College’s Key Performance Indicator (KPI) results, made public today by Colleges Ontario, were also shared at the Board meeting. Loyalist College exceeded the provincial average in all five KPIs, including Graduate Employment, Graduate Satisfaction, Employer Satisfaction, Student Satisfaction and Graduation Rate.

“This positive enrolment growth is evidence that students from the region and internationally see Loyalist as a Destination College,” said Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President & CEO. “They understand the value of our personalized learning environment and unique experiences we offer on campus and in the community. Our student satisfaction rate is more than five percent above the provincial average and the highest rate in South Eastern Ontario. Ninety-one percent of Loyalist students surveyed felt their education is preparing them for their future career.”

KPIs Loyalist College Provincial Average Loyalist Above
Provincial Average
Graduate Employment 88.5% 86.2% +2.3%
Graduate Satisfaction 80.5% 79.9% +0.6%
Employer Satisfaction 91.1% 89.6% +1.5%
Student Satisfaction 80.9% 75.7% +5.2%
Graduation Rate 68.3% 67.2% +1.1%

Developed collaboratively by the ministry, Colleges Ontario and student associations, the KPIs allow colleges to gauge their success and determine ways to improve. The figures also provide prospective students and their influencers with details that help them make informed choices about college education and Ontario’s 24 colleges.

About Loyalist College
Loyalist is Ontario’s Destination College, empowering students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. The College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Of 2017-18 Loyalist graduates, 88.5% percent were employed within six months after graduation. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through; including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses; and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 5.8 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $465 million annually to the regional economy – based on an October 2018 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit

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Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing, Communications and Recruitment
Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913, ext. 2536