Check out the first list of cegeps of the Journal

Découvrez le premier palmarès des cégeps du Journal

We are proud to publish today the first list of cegeps, which allows to compare, in terms of graduation rates, performance of the 52 public college of Quebec.

More than 10 years after beginning the publication of our now famous list of the high schools, we are happy to innovate by launching today the new tool, which provides a ranking never-before-seen college according to the success rate.

You can view the data on our list of cegeps in using the map and table interactive prepared by our colleagues in NumériQ, by clicking on the link below. These two tools will allow you to easily compare the performance of cegeps across the province.

Découvrez le premier palmarès des cégeps du Journal

The interactive map includes a detailed fact sheet for each of the 52 public institutions for which the ministry of Education provided us with data.

Grouped by administrative region in our interactive table in order to simplify your reading, the cards show the graduation rate in each of the selected programs, as well as other data to assess and refine further these results.

We also indicate the number of students enrolled, the proportion of students with special needs and the high school average of admitted students.

Two billion dollars per year

The thousands of graduates of secondary 5, which will submit an application for admission to the college before the deadline of the 1st march next there will be several interesting and useful information to better make their choice.

We are convinced that this supplement will also be of interest to our readers concerned about the performance of the network of cegeps, in which taxpayers invest not less than two billion dollars per year.

More broadly, we believe that this new tool is also a starting point for a reflection on the graduation rate in colleges.

Work of a monk

We know that the graduation rate is not an absolute indicator of the performance of a college. It remains that it is one of the few reliable measures for comparing colleges.

The year in which we are engaged today is of necessity a true monk. We did not simply transcribe the graduation rate; we calculated the average of these rates over five years, and have been weighted according to the number of students, in order to provide a fuller picture of reliable reality.

We are based on the recommendations of experts and have also had recourse to the services of an independent analyst to revalidate all of our data and our rankings.

In order to meet certain standards and methodological statistics, we are also limited to the programs of study most popular.

Finally, note that the cegeps private, were excluded from this first edition of the list, for methodological considerations.

It goes without saying that this innovation is called to evolve and be improved with time. If you have comments or suggestions, I invite you to write to me.

Good read!

Sébastien Ménard

Publisher and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Quebec,

responsible for the project