Canadian university enrolment up slightly

March 11, 2009

According to new Statistics Canada data, enrolment in Canadian universities jumped 0.9% in the 2006-07 academic year, the second smallest growth rate since 2000. 18- to 21-year-olds accounted for 90% of this growth, as their numbers increased 2.1% to 427,400. 58% of female students accounted for all registrations that academic year. Prince Edward Island saw the most full-time enrolment growth at 3.3%, while New Brunswick experienced the largest decline at 4.8%. In 2006, approximately 225,900 students received a qualification from a Canadian university, up nearly 5% from the year before. Statistics Canada | University degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded