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Strategic goals and priorities and Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis (IRA) reports on the performance of McMaster’s strategic priorities to measure McMaster’s performance against system-wide government priorities, other post-secondary institutions, and McMaster’s own key business objectives.

Strategic Mandate Agreements (SMA)

The Strategic Mandate Agreements (SMAs) between individual universities and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) outline the role universities perform in Ontario’s post-secondary education system and how universities will build on institutional strengths to fulfill their mandate and help support system-wide objectives and government priorities.

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Graduation, Employment Outcomes and Student Loan Default Rates View McMaster's Reports

These reports show the Graduation, Employment Outcomes and Student Loan Default Rates of McMaster University Students by program and in comparison to other Ontario Universities.

McMaster University Fact Book View the Fact Book

The McMaster University annual Fact Book presents McMaster’s strategic goals and priorities and statistics on student, faculty and staff, research grants, campus facilities, alumni, finance and other information.

Metrics Booklet

This report contains a series of performance indicators on McMaster and other Ontario Universities in the five following areas: 1. Jobs, Innovation and Economic Development; 2. Teaching and Learning; 3. Student Population; 4. Research and Graduate Education; and 5. Financial Sustainability.


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government Compliance Reports

The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis (IRA) prepares the McMaster Postsecondary Financial Information System (PFIS) – University Statistical Enrolment Report (USER), enrolment audit reports, and other government compliance reports.  McMaster is required to report student-level enrolment/statistical and graduation data to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) as a condition of its receipt of operating grant funding.  IRA provides the enrolment, graduation, and other data to MCU, and it prepares tuition compliance, tuition set-aside, and credit transfer reports among other reports.