10 Canadian Universities with The Highest Graduation Rates

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When you are going to enter a particular university you will probably try to find out as more information about it as you can. So while most of the students are googling basic facts about various colleges like programs they offer or tuition fees, quite often they forget about such important information as graduation rates. You might consider graduation rates completely irrelevant while choosing a perfect college yourself. However, high graduation rate is a guarantee that you are not going to be dropped out during your first year. So, the Typical Student team prepared the list of 10 Canadian universities with the highest graduation rates based on the Maclean’s Report.

#1 Queen's University

10-canadian-universities-with-highest-graduation-rates-1.jpgLocation: 99 University Ave, Kingston, ON

Enrollment: 24,143

Graduation rate: 89.5%

Queen's University at Kingston is an old public university that has a lot of famous alumni including academics, business leaders, and government officials.

#2 University of Western Ontario


Location: 1151 Richmond St, London, ON

Enrollment: 28,386

Graduation rate: 86.6%

The University of Western Ontario has plenty of notable alumni including Rhodes Scholars and Nobel Laureates.

#3 McGill University

10-canadian-universities-with-highest-graduation-rates-3.jpgLocation: 845 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC

Enrollment: 40,493

Graduation rate: 85%

McGill University is considered to be one of the best universities in the world. Among its alumni are 12 Nobel laureates, 3 Canadian prime ministers, 144 Rhodes Scholars, 9 Academy Award winners, and 28 Olympic medalists.

#4 Université Laval

10-canadian-universities-with-highest-graduation-rates-4.jpgLocation: 2325 Rue de l'Université, Québec, QC

Enrollment: 48,000

Graduation rate: 83.7%

Université Laval is a French-language public university which is among the top ten Canadian universities.

#5 Université de Sherbrooke

10-canadian-universities-with-highest-graduation-rates-5.jpgLocation: Sherbrooke and Longueuil, Quebec

Enrollment: 35,000

Graduation rate: 82.7%

The Université de Sherbrooke is one of the largest French-language universities that offers various undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs.

#6 Université de Montréal

10-canadian-universities-with-highest-graduation-rates-6.jpgLocation: 2900 Boulevard Edouard-Montpetit, Montréal, QC

Enrollment: 49,245

Graduation rate: 81.3%Université de Montréal is a French-language university which is considered to be one of the most prestigious schools in Canada.

#7 University of Waterloo

10-canadian-universities-with-highest-graduation-rates-7.jpgLocation: 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

Enrollment: 36,670

Graduation rate: 79.6%

The University of Waterloo is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Canada and was recognized by such rankings as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and the U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking.

#8 Lakehead University

10-canadian-universities-with-highest-graduation-rates-8.jpgLocation: 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Orillia, Ontario

Enrollment: 8,310

Graduation rate: 79.5%

Lakehead University has the best business school in Ontario.

#9 University of Toronto

10-canadian-universities-with-highest-graduation-rates-9.jpgLocation: Toronto, Ontario

Enrollment: 88,766

Graduation rate: 79.4%

The University of Toronto is one of the best Canadian universities. Among its alumni are Justices of the Supreme Court, Prime Ministers of Canada, and Nobel laureates.

#10 McMaster University

10-canadian-universities-with-highest-graduation-rates-10.jpgLocation: 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON

Enrollment: 30,117

Graduation rate: 79.3

McMaster University is considered to be one of the best schools in Canada. McMaster has a lot of notable alumni and was ranked as the most research-intensive Canadian university by Research Infosource.

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