SchoolFinder Group Community Profile:

Students Interested in Grad Studies
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This community profile looks at over 37,000 students who created an account in the SFG community between January 1, 2020 and March 7, 2022, and who expressed an interest in grad studies.

Level of Study:

The community is heavily skewed towards students interested in pursuing a Master’s program.

  • Master 85% 85%
  • Doctorate 15% 15%

Masters: Top 15 Fields of Study

There are over 1,300 fields of study covered, but 22% of the students fall into the top 15 fields of study.

Business Administration and Management, General 
Counselling Psychology 
Social Work
Accounting and Business/Management
Computer Science
Law (LL.B, J.D., B.C.L.)
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Education, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Mechanical Engineering
Clinical Psychology
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Civil Engineering, General

Doctorate: Top 15 Fields of Study

There are over 1,300 fields of study covered, but 22% of the students fall into the top 15 fields of study.

Medicine (MD)
Law (LL.B, J.D., B.C.L.)
Clinical Psychology
Family Medicine
Veterinary Medicine (DVM) 
Dentistry (DDS, DMD) 
Chiropractic (DC) 
Optometry (OD) 
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada]) 
Canadian Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
Computer Science 
Business Administration and Management, General 
Emergency Medicine 
Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy (ND) 
Counselling Psychology 

Citizenship

In terms of citizenship, 179 countries are represented, with Canadian being the largest group.

  • Canada 60.77% 60.77%
  • Nigeria 5.09% 5.09%
  • India 4.18% 4.18%
  • Egypt 1.89% 1.89%
  • United States 1.62% 1.62%

Country of Residence

The bulk of students live in Canada, but overall there are a total of 177 total countries represented.

  • Canada 68.31% 68.31%
  • Nigeria 4.27% 4.27%
  • India 3.03% 3.03%
  • Egypt 1.43% 1.43%
  • United States 1.38% 1.38%

Province of Residence

Of the students who live in Canada, the majority hail from Ontario.

  • Ontario 50.08% 50.08%
  • Alberta 17.57% 17.57%
  • British Columbia 14.93% 14.93%
  • Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland 6.20% 6.20%
  • Quebec 4.93% 4.93%
  • Manitoba 2.99% 2.99%
  • Saskatchewan 2.99% 2.99%
  • Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories 0.32% 0.32%

Country of Study Interest

Students were interested in pursuing their grad studies in 27 different countries, but Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom made the top 3.

  • Canada 91.76% 91.76%
  • United States 4.43% 4.43%
  • United Kingdom 2.07% 2.07%

Province of Study of Interest

For those 92% of students who are interested in studying in Canada, the majority are interested in studying in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta.

  • Ontario 54.09% 54.09%
  • British Columbia 16.12% 16.12%
  • Alberta 13.31% 13.31%
  • Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland 6.04% 6.04%
  • Quebec 4.26% 4.26%
  • Saskatchewan 3.41% 3.41%
  • Manitoba 2.63% 2.63%
  • Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories 0.14% 0.14%

Academics

This community tends to be academically inclined!

  • 90%+ Average 41.8% 41.8%
  • 75-89% Average 45.8% 45.8%
  • 60-74% Average 13% 13%

Gender

The gender breakdown, with 64% being female, mirrors the general post-secondary gender breakdown.

  • Female 64% 64%
  • Male 35% 35%
  • Other 1% 1%

Current Education

In terms of student’s current education level, the vast majority are in undergraduate studies.

  • Currently in undergraduate studies 55% 55%
  • Currently in grad studies 39% 39%
  • Other 6% 6%

Next Steps

For more information on how you can reach our community of students who are interested in grad studies, contact us at:

The SchoolFinder Group Team
info@schoolfindergroup.com