For the 2nd year in a row Trinity Western University has garnered an A+ grade in the Globe and Mail's University Report Card for its quality of education. The annual report surveyed more than 43,000 students on 53 of Canada's universities, asking everything from student's overall satisfaction to food and housing services.
The annual survey which was started in 2002 has steadily increased in popularity. This year alone four new universities were added to the rankings and 10,000 more students were polled. The universities, separated into four groups; large (enrolment over 22,000), medium (enrolment between 12,000 to 22,000), small (enrolment from 4000-12000) and very small (enrolment under 4000) competed for top marks across the country. Trinity Western University, listed in the "very small" group did exceptionally well causing news outlets to remark that TWU is "ranking nationally among the elite."
Trinity Western University President, Dr. Jonathan Raymond comments, "We are continuing to raise the bar on what quality of education means in Canada. We are listening to our students and responding accordingly, providing education that transforms our students, allowing them to impact the world around them after completing their degrees. Our small class sizes and opportunities for students to connect and engage directly with our faculty and staff are key to the satisfaction our students experience here at Trinity Western University."
Besides the A+ for quality of education, the University also received an A+ grade in the following categories:
Class sizes A+
Faculty member's knowledge of subjects A+
Sense of safety and personal security A+
Availability of online course registration A+
Quality of teaching A+
Availability of faculty to students out of classroom hours A+
Other categories where TWU received a grade higher than any other comparable institution were:
Overall course variety and availability
Space in courses necessary to complete your degree
Ease of course registration process
Campus medical services
Services for international students
Overall quality of career preparation
Career counseling services
Career placement services
Reputation for graduate studies
Reputation for conducting leading-edge research
The glossy full coloured 2007 Globe and Mail University Report card which hit news stands yesterday will be one of the most coveted resources for potential students, guidance counselors and those working in higher education this academic year. In edition to the print copy included in the October 16th issue, the news giant also has developed an array of on-line supplemental materials such as video tours, web-only campus profiles, search tools and more.
Trinity Western University's results can be read at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/education
View the Response to Student Survey Results to read about the steps TWU is taking to achieve even greater results on future surveys.
Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 39 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music to business, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 15 graduate degrees include such areas as counseling psychology, business, theology, administrative leadership and interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history.
Last Updated: 2008-02-12