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2021 Graduate Survey Results

Two female graduates smiling during Convocation.
83 per cent of NSCC graduates find employment, most in their field of study, within one year of graduation.

About the survey

Each year, in partnership with Narrative Research, NSCC conducts an extensive graduate survey. The graduating class of 2020 were surveyed between July and October 2021, and were asked about their employment status and level of educational satisfaction at NSCC.

The information gathered is used to support academic development, and to ensure NSCC graduates are obtaining good, high-quality jobs.

Graduate responses

Of over 4,500 graduates, 4,021 were surveyed and 1,563 responded resulting in a 39% response rate.

Summary of results

  • 83% of graduates employed
  • 80% of employed graduates working in a job related to their field of study
  • 94% of employed graduates living and working in Nova Scotia
  • 91% of graduates satisfied with the overall NSCC experience

Want to learn more? Read the 2021 Graduate Survey - Results in Brief (PDF 170KB)