Conestoga news

April 7, 2004 2:34 PM

Conestoga Again Achieves #1 Overall Rating

For the sixth straight year, composite results from the independent Key Performance Indicator (KPI) surveys show that Conestoga College is the overall #1 rated public college in Ontario.

Two outside professional research firms conduct the KPI surveys annually for the province’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The four independently administered surveys measure graduate employment, graduate satisfaction, employer satisfaction and student satisfaction. Taking the composite score of the four surveys (the graduate employment rate, plus the responses of “very satisfied” and “satisfied” from the three satisfaction surveys), Conestoga emerges with an overall average of 87.85, best among the 21 colleges of applied arts and technology and the three institutes of technology and advanced learning.

“The continuation of Conestoga’s outstanding performance on these KPI surveys is certainly good news,” says Conestoga President John Tibbits. “It validates our attention to quality and our desire to ensure that a Conestoga education has relevance, value and excellence. The efforts of all our employees have made this possible; so, too, has our commitment to work closely with student association representatives. Conestoga has achieved great things in the last few years. The KPI results will encourage us to continue to move forward and to find ways to assess and improve our quality even more.”