TORONTO, Sept.18, 2017 /CNW/ -
The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) published the 2016 'Student Loan Default Rates' for the 175 private colleges eligible for student loans in Ontario. Harris Institute achieved an unprecedented fourth 0% default rate.
"Harris Institute may be the only post secondary school in the world to have achieved four 0% Student Loan Default Rates. Less than 1% of post secondary schools worldwide have even one 0% default rate where 10 or more loans were issued," says the college's president, John Harris. "This is a testament to our award winning faculty who are delivering real world skills and knowledge. Our Arts Management Program (AMP) now has eight 0% default rates and the Audio Production Program (APP) has six in the last 11 years."
The ministry publishes this Key Performance Indicator (KPI) to "help future students make more informed decisions about their postsecondary education," and states, "Higher Default Rates are an indication of greater financial risk." The average default rate for private colleges in Ontario in 2016 is 16.4%.
In the last two years, Harris alumni have won or were nominated for 247 awards including Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, Juno and Canadian Screen Awards. Graduates won ten of the major Juno Awards in 2017.
For a 5th consecutive year Harris Institute ranked best private school in the 'Media Arts Education Report'. The report's author says, "Harris Institute is the best school of its kind in Canada. Highly Recommended." Other schools in the top 10 include Ryerson University, OCAD, OIART, Metalworks Institute and Seneca College.
Harris Institute is the only school outside of the US in Billboard Magazine's "Top 11 Schools". It was previously featured in Mix Magazine's "Audio Education's Finest" and Billboard's "Schools That Rock."
SOURCE Harris Institute
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