University of Regina reaches record enrolment

News Release Release Date: October 13, 2015 1:15 p.m.

The fall census date figures are in and the U of R has officially reached a new record enrolment of 14,360 students.  Along with the rest of the student population the number of Aboriginal and international students enrolled at the University of Regina continues to grow.

“The University of Regina has made a concerted effort to encourage Aboriginal and International student enrolment, and those efforts appear to be paying dividends,” says University President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Vianne Timmons. “Student supports such as the services provided by the Aboriginal Student Centre and UR International help ease students’ transition to University life. These supports also contribute to our success in recruiting and retaining students in line with our strategic plan priorities of student success and campus-wide Indigenization.”

For Fall 2015, the total number of registered students is 14,360, of which 12,612 are at the undergraduate (UG) level and 1,748 are at the graduate (GR) level. This is 3.3 per cent more than last year and the seventh consecutive year that enrolment has increased at the University.

There are 1,666 registered Aboriginal students (1,562 at UG level; 104 at GR level) comprising 11.6 per cent of the total student population. This is an increase of 5.8 per cent over last year. Over the last 5 years (2010 to 2015), there has been a 63 per cent increase in Aboriginal enrolment.  

There are 1,971 registered international students (1,471 at the UG level; 500 at GR level), which is 13.7 per cent of the total student population. This is an increase of 8.5 per cent over last year and a 90 per cent increase since 2010.

In addition to students enrolled in degree programs, there are nearly 330 international students studying in the University’s English as a Second Language program.

“The University’s diversity, in terms of the growing number of international and Aboriginal students, benefits all of us,” says Timmons. “Our international and Aboriginal students bring different experiences, knowledge, and perspectives that are shared with other students and faculty within the University, which helps to expand all of our worlds.”

Our international students come from more than 90 countries around the globe, generate more than $20 million in revenue to the University and help connect the University to partnerships around the world.


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