Program Assessment

UBC School of Information assessment committee, faculty and director oversee the assessment of all programs at the school to ensure that they are evaluated on an ongoing basis.

The assessment includes statistical data on average program duration, retention rate, learning outcomes, and employment data from recent graduates.

Recent employment data from our graduates

Alumni survey respondents currently employed and working in a field related to their UBC iSchool degree, by program

Survey dateGraduation dateMLISMASDual (MAS/MLIS)
20102008/200997% (N=37)100% (N=6)80% (N=10)
20112009/201088% (N=48)67% (N=6)100% (N=9)
20122010/201196% (N=28)75% (N=4)100% (N=1)
20132011/201289% (N=36)100% (N=11)82% (N=11)
20142012/201390% (N=29)100% (N=2)67% (N=3)
20152014/201584% (N=86)79% (N=15)94% (N=16)
20162015/201687% (N=31)83% (N=6)100% (N=5)
20172016/201796% (N=24)60% (N=3)100% (N=3)
20182017/201885% (N=28)100% (N=4)75% (N=3)
20192018/201993.5% (N=31)87.5% (N=8)100% (N=9)
20202019/202058% (N=26)75% (N=8)79% (N=14)
20212020/202193% (N=28)100% (N=2)78% (N=9)

Includes full-time and part-time students


Learning outcomes assessment

The UBC School of Information professional programs (MLIS, MAS and Dual MAS/MLIS) are subject to ongoing evaluation through a learning outcomes assessment program. The results of the assessment are reported annually in a report:


Average duration of study

YearAverage duration (months)
2020/2127
2019/2025
2018/1926
2017/1828
YearAverage duration (months)
2020/2127
2019/2026
2018/1926
2017/1829
YearAverage duration (months)
2020/2137
2019/2035
2018/1937
2017/1839
YearAverage duration (months)
2020/2132
2019/2025.5
2018/1926.5
2017/1831
YearAverage duration (months)
2020/21N/A
2019/20111
2018/19122
2017/1872

Average retention rate

YearRetention rate
2020/2198.60%
2019/20100%
2018/19100%
2017/18100%
YearRetention rate
2020/21100%
2019/2095.83%
2018/19100%
2017/18100%
YearRetention rate
2020/2198.82%
2019/2098.73%
2018/1993.75%
2017/18100%
YearRetention rate
2020/21100%
2019/2093.75%
2018/19100%
2017/18100%
YearRetention rate
2020/21100%
2019/2094.73%
2018/19100%
2017/18100%

Statistical data on enrolment and completion rates

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies gathers and provides information on all graduate-level degree programs at the university. In addition to general program and tuition information, graduate studies provides information on enrolment data and program completion rates.

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