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Frequently Asked Questions

In 2019-20, there were 8,367 first-year undergraduate students at Toronto Metropolitan University. Information by program from 2000-01 onwards is available below.

Enrolment by program can be found in our Data & Statistics section.

Headcount refers to the number of students, regardless of course-load or whether these are enrolled full- or part-time. A student's FFTE (fiscal full-time equivalent) is the proportion of a full load course load that he or she is taking. For example, if a program normally included 20 hours of instruction, a student enrolled in 15 hours of courses would generate 0.75 FFTE (15/20). FFTE enrolment for a particular program is the total of all students' individual FFTEs.

In 2019-20, 56% of undergraduate students were female and 44% were male. The gender breakdown of students varies significantly by program area. For details by program, please click the link below.

Toronto Metropolitan University conducts surveys where respondents may provide information about their background. Recent surveys indicate that about half of respondents are members of a visible minority.

The mean age of undergraduate students in 2019-20 is 21.5 years. Information on the age distribution and average age of undergraduate students  can be found in our Data & Statistics section at the link below. Data is available from from 2002-03 to 2016-17.

In Fall 2017, there were 8.3 applicants for every newly registered student in undergraduate, full-time, first-entry programs at Toronto Metropolitan University.

At the graduate level, there were 6.5 applicants for every registrant in Fall 2019.

Survey data indicate that 87% of the class of 2016 was employed within 6 months following graduation. Two years after graduation, this figure increases to 95%.

73% of the Class of 2016 was employed in a field that is somewhat or closely related to their field of studies within 6 months of graduation. Two years after graduation, this figure increases to 79%.

Additional information can be found in the Key Performance Indicators linked below.

We refer to the proportion of students continuing from one year to the next as the retention rate. For example, our most recent data indicate that 89% of full-time, first-year students who entered a first-entry program at Toronto Metropolitan University from a secondary school in fall 2017 were still enrolled at Toronto Metropolitan University in fall 2018.

The graduation rate refers to the proportion of students who graduate within a specified period of time. For example, 73% of full-time students who entered first-entry programs directly from a secondary school in fall 2012 graduated within 6 years.

In Fall 2019, there were 910 full-time faculty at Toronto Metropolitan University. Data pertaining to Toronto Metropolitan University faculty can be downloaded from our Data & Statistics section.

In the 2018-19 fiscal year, tuition accounted for about 53% of Toronto Metropolitan University's operating revenue.

There are over 1,700 spaces for students in official Toronto Metropolitan University residences.