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First-Day enrolment numbers at University of Manitoba second-highest on record

Enrolment numbers remain high at Manitoba’s premier university

September 4, 2014 — 

Student enrolment for the First Day of Classes at the University of Manitoba remains high at 29,015 students, the second-highest number ever. These 29,015 students represent nearly three quarters of Manitoba’s full-time-equivalent university students, and about half of the province’s post-secondary students.

“We are pleased that students continue to choose the University of Manitoba in such great numbers. That so many choose the University of Manitoba demonstrates that it is the post-secondary institution of choice for students wanting to build better futures for themselves and their communities,” says David Barnard, president and vice-chancellor.

Graduate enrolment is at 3,306 students. Graduate students contribute much to the intellectual capital in Manitoba, helping to drive innovation and address critical issues facing society. The majority of graduate students at the University of Manitoba remain in Manitoba following graduation, making this one of the province’s best retention programs for scientists, doctors, jurists, artists, entrepreneurs and critical thinkers.

The number of international students enrolled in Fall 2014 reached an all-time high of 4,237 students in Fall Term 2014. The University of Manitoba remains the post-secondary institution of choice for international students in Manitoba.

Several faculties reported increases in enrolment this fall, including Arts (5.9 per cent), Dentistry (0.8 per cent), Engineering (0.8 per cent), Science (7.1 per cent) and the Asper School of Business (1.1 per cent). The Colleges of Medicine and Medical Rehabilitation in the newly-established Faculty of Health Sciences, increased (4.3 per cent) and (9.1 per cent), respectively.

Undergraduate student credit hours are at 282,796 in Fall Term 2014. Distance and Online Education credit hours continue to increase, climbing 12.8 per cent from 22,828 credit hours to 25,740 credit hours.

First-Day enrolment numbers are only preliminary, and often change following late enrolment and after faculties submit all their data in coming months.

For more information contact John Danakas, director of marketing communications, at: 204-474-8551

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