There is no surer path to a
BRIGHTER FUTURE
than through an Ontario university education.

Whose Future?

Ontario universities are a magnet for hundreds of thousands of learners. Anyone can find a path to a brighter future at our institutions.

515,000

Current students

447,000

Undergraduate students

68,000

Graduate students

Almost

60,000

International students

from more than 200 countries

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More than

6,500

Indigenous students

More than

70%

of future
Canadian jobs

are predicted
to require
postsecondary
education

Ontario university
graduates earn on average

$74,400

University grads earn about

$28,000

more

than the average income for other
postsecondary graduates in Ontario

Over 40 years, a university
graduate earns on average

$1.5

million more

than a high school graduate

Two years after graduation, about
94%
of Ontario university graduates were employed
And of those employed full time 89%
considered their work related to the skills developed at university
A Working Future
Ontario university students are more likely to find jobs related to their field of study. They earn more on average, and have higher overall employment rates.
By giving graduates the high skills they need, Ontario’s universities are helping unlock the full potential of Ontario’s future and all who live here.
— Survey of 2013 graduates
A Future Open to Everyone

We believe in removing financial barriers, so that any eligible student who wants a university education can receive one.

59%

Of full-time
undergraduate students

receive grants from OSAP
that do not have to be repaid

Average tuition is free for more than
210,000

students from
low-income households

Universities provide
students with more than

$900

million

IN SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARIES

Undergraduate students in arts and science paid

an average

$1,872

for tuition

after accounting for financial aid in 2014-15

Ontario universities spend

$5.3

billion

on research and development

37%

of all research and
development spending
in the province

came from
Ontario universities

We contribute more than

$115

billion

to the Ontario economy
Ontario
universities
generate nearly
480,000
full-time-equivalent
jobs in the province
through their
economic impact

A Future Driven by Positive Change

Ontario’s 21 universities, with campuses in 30 communities, support local and provincial economies. We draw talented learners from across the globe. We champion game-changing research.

In a complex and ever-changing world, Ontario’s universities are helping to build a brighter future for graduates, their families and communities, and the province.
— David Lindsay
Beyond the Numbers

The world is changing at a rapid pace, and the challenges facing Ontarians are more complex than ever before. We need to find creative ways to adapt, capitalize on our province’s strengths, and bolster our competitive assets within today’s global economy to nurture a brighter future.

Our universities are working within this tumultuous time to build up the next generation of leaders and future makers. Ontario universities are educating tomorrow’s leaders, finding solutions to global issues through research, fostering jobs through entrepreneurship, and contributing to the health of our communities. Whether it’s partnerships with parents, students, business, government, health care, the arts and social services, we’re working with Ontarians to build a brighter future for the province.