Students

Ontario universities

communities where students can receive university education in Ontario

medical schools in Ontario

undergraduate degrees awarded in Ontario between 2001 and 20131

Master’s degrees awarded in Ontario between 2001 and 20131

PhDs awarded in Ontario between 2001 and 20131

current students attended Ontario universities in 2015-162

undergraduate students attended Ontario universities in 2015-16 school year3

graduate students attended Ontario universities in 2015-16 school year4

The percentage growth in university enrolment since 2000. 5

increase in the number of new first-year full-time applicants to Ontario universities’ undergraduate programs between 2001 and 20136

The percentage of Canada's total university population educated at Ontario universities.7

the total number of applications filed by students who attended an Ontario secondary school in 2014 and applied to Ontario universities in 20158

the total number of students who attended an Ontario secondary school in 2014 and applied to Ontario universities in 2015.8

universities’ expenditure on scholarships and bursaries in 2013-149

universities’ expenditure on student services other than scholarships and bursaries in 2013-149

full-time students involved in co-op programs at Ontario universities and many thousands more participating in other forms of experiential learning10

co-op programs across Ontario


  1. Source: Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), COU Multi-Year Data on Degrees Awarded
  2. This number represents the number of full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students registered in Ontario universities as of November 1. Source: Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), 2015-16 Data
  3. This number represents the number of full- and part-time undergraduate students registered in Ontario universities as of November 1. Source: Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), 2015-16 Data
  4. This number represents the number of full- and part-time graduate students registered at Ontario universities as of November 1. Source: Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), 2015-16 Data.
  5. Source: Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), COU Multi-Year Data on Enrolment
  6. Source: Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), COU Multi-Year Data on Applications and Enrolment
  7. Includes both domestic and international students. Source: Statistics Canada.
  8. Source: Undergraduate Application Statistics, Ontario Universities Application Centre, 2015
  9. Source: Council of Ontario Financial Officers, Financial Report 2013-14
  10. Transforming Ontario Universities: The Council of Ontario Universities’ response to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD)'s discussion paper, Strengthening Ontario’s Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge, October 2012