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January 6, 2017

JIBC graduates continue to give high satisfaction rating in 2016 report

Overall satisfaction ratings of more than 90 per cent for several years running in BC Student Outcomes report

Graduates from the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) have high employment rates and overall satisfaction with their education, according to the 2016 BC Student Outcomes Report.

JIBC graduates participated as part of the province-wide Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) Survey looking at the 20 BC post-secondary institutions which offer such programs. The report is based on surveys of former students who have been out of their programs for nine to 20 months. 

Among the 496 respondents in the 2016 survey, 93 per cent were employed, working an average of 40 hours a week and earning an average $26 an hour at their main job.

That’s far above the overall average of a 79 per cent employment rate, earning an average of $19 an hour and working an average 38 hours a week at their main job, according to the responses of 14,784 students from all 20 participating institutions.

JIBC students surveyed in 2016 gave the quality of instruction they received a mark of 96 per cent, and an overall satisfaction rating of 91 per cent.

The demographics of JIBC students tend to be older, an average age of 31 compared to 25 years old in the overall survey. Of JIBC graduates, 72 per cent had previous post-secondary education and 47 per cent have taken further studies since graduating. That’s compared to the overall survey in which 56 per cent had previous post-secondary and 40 per cent pursued further studies afterward.

While detailed figures for 2016 are not yet available, JIBC’s satisfaction ratings from previous years are no less impressive. The 2015 report, which surveyed former students who graduated in the 2013-2014 year, saw JIBC receive 100 per cent overall satisfaction ratings in three programs: Advanced Care Paramedic Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate in Complex Trauma and Child Sexual Abuse Intervention and the Sheriff Recruit Training.

Two programs, the Graduate Certificate in Complex Trauma and Child Sexual Abuse Intervention and the Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis, have received perfect 100 per cent overall satisfaction ratings for five years straight, from 2009-2010 to 2013-2014.

“We are immensely proud of the programs we offer at JIBC, and the latest BC Student Outcomes report shows why,” said Dr. Greg Anderson, Dean of JIBC’s Office of Applied Research & Graduate Studies. “The ability of a program to hit 100 per cent satisfaction in all three categories measured for five years in a row, that’s quite a remarkable feat.”

During that five-year period, graduates from more than half of the 24 JIBC programs gave overall satisfaction ratings of 95.3 per cent or higher, with 10 of those programs rated at 98 per cent or more.

About Justice Institute of British Columbia

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career contributing to safer communities and a more just society.

Tags: BC Student Outcomes, DACSO, Diploma Associate Degree and Certificate Student Outcomes

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Last updated March 3, 2017