U of T publishes results from 2017 Alumni Impact Survey

Published: May 20, 2018

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“U of T alumni help generate economic wealth and prosperity, are respected community volunteers and mentors, and are prolific creators of academic and creative works,” says the University’s 2017 Alumni Impact Survey.

Conducted in 2017, the primary aim of the Alumni Impact Survey (AIS) was to analyse the impact made by University of Toronto graduates (the total living U of T alumni population is about 545,000). U of T collected high quality survey data on key aspects of the impact of U of T alumni, including measures of social, cultural and economic impact, and the results were published online. View the Alumni Impact Survey.

Highlights from the survey include:

  • Alumni active in the workforce have a 97.6 per cent employment rate, with a higher percentage of alumni participating in the knowledge-intensive economy compared to the Canadian average, particularly in the educational, health, legal, and government sectors.
  • 13% of alumni founders have started three or more companies.
  • Alumni have invested $6.75 B total in startup companies.
  • 1 in 5 alumni sit on boards.
“Thanks to the many U of T graduates who took the time to participate in the survey, we now have a more complete picture of how alumni shape our world,” says Barbara Dick, Assistant Vice-President, Alumni Relations. “It’s clear that our alumni lead in every field, as innovators, volunteers and creators.”
We’re very proud of our alumni’s accomplishment, far and wide, and the detailed results of the Alumni Impact Survey only strengthen this pride!