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

undergraduate students attended Ontario universities in 2015-16 school year2

graduate students attended Ontario universities in 2014-15 school year2

The percentage growth in university enrolment since 2000. 3

increase in the number of new first-year full-time applicants to Ontario universities’ undergraduate programs between 2001 and 20134

The percentage of Canada's total university population educated at Ontario universities.5

the total number of applications filed by students who attended an Ontario secondary school in 2014 and applied to Ontario universities in 20156

the total number of students who attended an Ontario secondary school in 2014 and applied to Ontario universities in 2015.6

universities’ expenditure on scholarships and bursaries in 2013-147

universities’ expenditure on student services other than scholarships and bursaries in 2013-147

full-time students involved in co-op programs at Ontario universities and many thousands more participating in other forms of experiential learning8

co-op programs across Ontario


  1. Source: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, COU Multi-Year Data on Degrees Awarded
  2. This number represents the number of full-time students registered in Ontario universities as of November 1. It does not include part-time students or students who started their program in the spring or summer semester. Source: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, COU Multi-Year Data on Enrolment
  3. Source: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, COU Multi-Year Data on Enrolment
  4. Source: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, COU Multi-Year Data on Applications and Enrolment
  5. Includes both domestic and international students. Source: Statistics Canada.
  6. Source: Undergraduate Application Statistics, Ontario Universities Application Centre, 2015
  7. Source: Council of Ontario Financial Officers, Financial Report 2013-14
  8. Transforming Ontario Universities: The Council of Ontario Universities’ response to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ discussion paper, Strengthening Ontario’s Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge, October 2012