Throughput in the UCT Actuarial Science programme: a microcosm of the profession’s transformation challenge

  • Dave Strugnell
  • Shivani Ranchod
Keywords: Throughput, transformation, actuarial profession, higher education, University of Cape Town


We employ survival analysis to investigate throughput rates, and certain demographic and educational factors that exert a significant influence on them, in the Actuarial Science programme at the University of Cape Town. The results contextualise the huge transformation challenge facing the profession, and also point to some of the features of the educational landscape which have the power to overcome them.

Keywords: Throughput; transformation; actuarial profession; higher education; University of Cape Town


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eISSN: 1680-2179