Preliminary Fall Enrolment at UWinnipeg

viewbookWINNIPEG, MB – Preliminary enrolment numbers for The University of Winnipeg Fall 2013 term show a 7.2% increase in students attending classes full time compared to last year (60% this year, 56% last year) and more students are gravitating to our Faculty of Business and Economics (up 16%) and Faculty of Science (up 8.5%). Overall enrolment is steady with 9,397 undergraduate registrations (up 0.7% from last year).  To date, 481 international students have registered, which is a 15.5% increase.

Graduate registrations continue to be processed.  An update on graduate student enrolment will be available next week. Similar to last year, UWinnipeg’s anticipates total undergrad and graduate enrolment will be approximately 10,000 students this academic year.

“In the past several years we have worked hard to create state-of-the art facilities such as the Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex which offers 30 new research labs, and the Buhler Centre, which anchors our business faculty in the heart of downtown. These investments are attracting top tier talent, more research dollars and dedicated professors. Our new and returning students clearly value the quality educational experience we offer,” said Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor, UWinnipeg. “It is also worth noting that we are attracting significantly more international students, who now make up 5.1% of our student body.”

OVERALL 2013-2014 FALL ENROLMENT AT A GLANCE – as of September 3, 2013

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
2012
2013
% of change
Total 9,334 9,397 +0.7%
Full course equivalent 10,569 10,870 +2.9%
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Total 416 481 +15.5%

First year students self- identifying as Aboriginal is also strong at 11%, making UWinnipeg one of the top universities in Canada for Indigenous participation.

Axworthy added that UWinnipeg’s UNITED Health and RecPlex, now under construction and slated to open in fall 2014, is creating new academic and research opportunities within the Faculty of Kinesiology in growing fields such as athletic therapy, sport pedagogy, coaching education, concussion research, and inner-city youth sport development. In the past decade, with creation of relevant new faculties and degree programs, UWinnipeg’s continues to be the leader among Manitoba universities in student enrolment growth.

When all UWnnipeg programs are combined (including Collegiate high school, English Language Program, Professional, Applied and Continuing Education) UWinnipeg attracts approximately 14,000 people to Winnipeg’s downtown and West End daily.

In the next several weeks, enrolment numbers will fluctuate somewhat as students drop and add courses. Final enrolment numbers will be available in November.

MEDIA CONTACT
Diane Poulin, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7135, E: d.poulin@uwinnipeg.ca

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