College and university graduate retention in New Brunswick: 2010 - 2018


New Brunswick (NB) invests substantially in educating post-secondary students. When qualified graduates leave the province, much of that investment is lost, as they take their human capital (and potential earnings) with them when they relocate. Understanding what kinds of graduates are leaving and what kinds of graduates are staying can help inform targeted policies that encourage graduates to stay and contribute to the local economy, and estimating graduate retention rates can help determine if NB is seeing a high or low return on its investments. The objective of this report is to present a statistical description of individuals who have graduated from the following publicly funded colleges and universities in NB*: The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Université de Moncton (UdeM) Mount Allison University (MTA) St. Thomas University (STU) New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD) *The Maritime College of Forest Technology is excluded from this study.