Another enrolment record broken at the U of Regina

For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Regina’s fall semester enrolment numbers have broken all previous records, with 15,189 students registered for the first day of classes. This is a 2.9 per cent increase over fall 2016 in terms of the number of students, which translates into a 3.2 per cent year-over-year increase in the number of credit hours being taught.
“The quality and relevance of a University of Regina education are clearly resonating with students here in Regina, throughout our province, and around the world,” said Dr. Vianne Timmons, University President and Vice-Chancellor. “In addition, our commitment to supporting student success has allowed the University to remain a close-knit and caring community even as we continue to grow. That is something on which we will always pride ourselves, because our students continue to be our first priority.”
While enrolment is up generally campus wide, areas of significant enrolment growth occurred in four key degree-eligible program areas: media, arts, and performance (+17.6 per cent); science (+15.3 per cent); social work (+10 per cent); and kinesiology and health studies (+10 per cent).
The University attributes the growth to an unwavering focus on unparalleled student support, including: ensuring that the University of Regina remains an accessible and affordable option for students; experiential and international learning through co-operative education and internship work placements, and increased opportunities to study abroad; and the UR Guarantee program, which guarantees that participating students who do not find career-related employment within six months of graduating will be able to register for an additional year of University for free.
In addition to being the seventh consecutive year of record enrolments, Fall 2017 marks the ninth consecutive year of enrolment growth. Since Fall 2008, overall enrolment has increased by 34 per cent at the University of Regina and its Federated Colleges. A more detailed analysis of student enrolment will be available in mid-October. For information on the University of Regina, please visit www.uregina.ca.       

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