November 4, 2015

Fanshawe's full-time enrolment has grown by almost 7 per cent compared to last year, topping the provincial average of 2.4 per cent.


International registrations are up more than 40 per cent over last year and first-year confirmations have increased by 8 per cent. This fall, Fanshawe welcomed 9,000 first-year students, the College's largest incoming class ever.


“Today's students want the job-related benefits of going to college,” says Tony Frost, executive director of Fanshawe's Reputation and Brand Management. “Simply put, students know that increased lifetime earnings and career advancement result from a college education.”


Ontario's colleges have set record enrolment levels this year with a 2.4 per cent increase in full-time enrolment over 2014.


The final figures show there are more than 237,000 students enrolled in full-time programs at the colleges, up from less than 232,000 in 2014.


First-year enrolment increased 2.7 per cent in 2015, with more than 133,000 students enrolled in first-year programs this year.


The enrolment figures also show increasing numbers of students are continuing to pursue combinations of university and college education. The number of university graduates enrolled in college has increased 50 per cent over the past five years.


“It is more important than ever for people to get the professional and technical qualifications that help them pursue rewarding careers,” says Linda Franklin, the president and CEO of Colleges Ontario. “We continue to see increasing numbers of students pursuing career-specific post-secondary programs at Ontario's colleges.”


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