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Enrolment nears 15,000 students at the University of Regina

News Release Release Date: October 18, 2016 8:30 a.m.

It’s official! The University of Regina has reached a new record of 14,849 students enrolled in credit classes for the fall 2016 semester. This is the eighth consecutive year of enrolment growth at the institution, and the sixth consecutive year of record enrolment.

“Our 2015-2020 strategic plan priorities are student success, research that has impact, and commitment to our communities, with an overarching focus on Indigenization and sustainability,” says University President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Vianne Timmons. “Our efforts to address these priorities by making the University a welcoming and diverse institution recognized for excellence in teaching and research are supporting our increased enrolment – particularly among our growing number of Indigenous, international and graduate students.”

Overall, there are 14,849 students enrolled in degree programs or degree-eligible credit courses in the 2016 Fall Term, which is up 489 students (3.4%) from the comparable date for the 2015 Fall Term. These students are registered for 146,999 credit hours, which is up 2,975 (2.1%) from 2015.

The number of self-declared Indigenous students has grown by 16% to 1,932 students (13% of all students) compared to 1,666 or 11.6% in Fall 2015. This includes 1,811 undergraduate students (14% of all undergraduate students) compared to 1,562 in Fall 2015, an increase of 16%. There are another 121 Indigenous graduate students (6.4% of all graduate students) compared to 104 in Fall 2015, an increase of 16%.

There are 2,072 international students registered (14% of all students) compared to 1,971 or 13.7% in Fall 2015, which is an increase of 5% over last year. This includes 1,542 undergraduate students (11.9% of all undergraduate students) compared to 1,471 or 11.7% in Fall 2015, an increase of 5%. There are 530 international graduate students (28.1% of all graduate students) registered, compared to 500 international graduate students in Fall 2015, an increase of 6%.

In total, there are 1,888 graduate students registered, an increase of 140 students (8%) from Fall 2015.

In addition to students enrolled in degree programs, there are more than 280 international students studying in the University’s English as a Second Language program.

The census data reflects the number of students enrolled in classes as of the end of the 4th week of classes, which is also the end of the 50 per cent tuition refund period. In the days prior to this cut-off date, enrolment peaked at 14,996 students before settling at the final number of 14,849.

 

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