Education

Canada’s Best Universities 2023: Faculty With Highest Degree in Their Field

This assessment of faculty looks at how many professors at a university have the highest-level degree in their field
FACULTY WITH HIGHEST DEGREE IN FIELD_ Burke-Gaffney Observatory_Courtesy of Saint Mary’s University (2)(1)

These numbers show the percentage of full-time instructional faculty members, as of the fall of 2021, who have a Ph.D., a first professional degree or a terminal degree (other highest-level degree) in their field.

UniversityUniversityPer cent
Montréal99.7
Alberta99.6
St. Thomas99.0
Mount Allison98.6
McGill98.5
Lethbridge98.3
Queen's98.2
UBC98.0
Laval97.6
Guelph97.5
Saint Mary's96.9
Saskatchewan96.8
Carleton96.5
Brock96.3
UQAM96.2
Sherbrooke96.0
Western96.0
Bishop's95.8
Moncton95.7
St. Francis Xavier95.6
Concordia95.2
Wilfrid Laurier95.1
York94.6
Lakehead94.5
UPEI94.5
McMaster93.9
Toronto93.4
Victoria93.4
Waterloo92.7
Dalhousie92.6
Windsor92.6
Trent92.3
Manitoba92.0
Memorial90.5
Simon Fraser90.0
Calgary89.9
UNBC89.9
Nipissing89.5
Ottawa88.9
Cape Breton88.0
Mount Saint Vincent87.2
Acadia85.9
Toronto Metropolitan84.5
Laurentian *84.3
New Brunswick83.2
Ontario Tech82.6
Brandon79.4
Regina79.4
Winnipeg76.4

*Figure is for fall 2020

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