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Saint Paul University: Student Satisfaction Level at 92%

Ottawa (Ontario), Tuesday, September 29, 2020 — According to the 2020 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 92% of first-year students rate their overall experience at Saint Paul University as excellent or good, while the figure for senior-year students is 91%. In comparison, the average satisfaction levels reported by those two groups at the 26 Ontario universities surveyed were 76% and 75%, respectively.

“I would like to thank our dedicated faculty and staff, who do such outstanding work to help our students succeed in their academic endeavours,” said Chantal Beauvais, Rector of Saint Paul University. “SPU students certainly reported one of the highest satisfaction levels of any university in Ontario, if not in Canada.”

NSSE results also highlight some of Saint Paul University’s greatest strengths, including:

  • having quality interactions with professors;
  • connecting learning to societal problems or issues;
  • including diverse perspectives (political, religious, racial/ethnic, gender, etc.) in course discussions or assignments.

“Our university is known for its human scale, diverse student population, solid reputation, rich history and strong intellectual tradition,” noted the Rector. “The survey results clearly indicate that Saint Paul University students are getting the education they need to be the face of change.”

In a concrete manner, this success is confirmed by a steady increase in the student population of 4% to 5% year after year since 2011, with its strongest growth in its history of almost 20% for the 2020 academic year.

The Indiana University Centre for Post-Secondary Research administers the NSSE. The 2020 survey gathered data from 26 colleges and universities in Ontario, 72 in Canada, and more than 600 in the United States. The objective of the survey is to measure the extent to which students engage in effective educational activities that the institution provides for their learning and personal development, and to provide the institution with information about its standing in various comparison groups. Click here to view a summary of the survey results.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Bourassa
Communications Officer, Saint Paul University
613-236-1393, ext. 2310


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