AAU reports drop in enrolment for Atlantic universities

November 3, 2020
The Association of Atlantic Universities has reported enrolment drops for institutions in the region, especially among first year and international students. AAU states that full-time enrolment has declined by 1.3% year-over-year. Full-time visa students declined by 6.6% overall, and all but six Atlantic universities reported a decline in international student enrolment. “Any enrolment decline is a concern, especially among first-year and international students,” explained AAU Chair and Université Sainte-Anne President Allister Surrette, “however, the results illustrate the strength and stability of the university sector in Atlantic Canada at a time when the pandemic has had a devastating effect on so many people and other sectors.” CTV News (Atlantic)