Performance Indicators

The University of Waterloo is committed to performance, quality, accountability and transparency. We recognize that institutional performance measurement is vital for sound planning and the strategic management of our resources.

The performance measures presented here provide high level indicators of University activity. These indicators are presented to the Board of Governors annually and provide University governance bodies and members of the wider community with a statistical profile of the University of Waterloo. Performance indicators are also a core component of our revitalized Strategic Plan’s accountability framework.

An overview of activity in five core areas is presented below.

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  1. Students
  2. Co-operative Education
  3. Research
  4. Faculty and Staff
  5. Resources

Institutional Analysis and Planning’s Evaluation and Accountability team provides support for strategic planning, accountability and continuous improvement activities at the University of Waterloo. For further information, please e-mail