CBU international student enrolment more than doubles in single year

January 8, 2019

Cape Breton University will welcome an additional 500 international students as the Winter semester gets underway. CBC reports that the university has seen a significant spike in international enrolments this year, from 893 in 2017 to nearly 2,000 in 2018/19. Director of Student Affairs John Mayich stated that CBU will study whether this sort of growth is sustainable over the coming years. “We're going to undertake an exercise probably in the coming year on what is our capacity and how many students can we maintain based on our program levels and our staffing levels,” said Mayich. CBC states that CBU is focusing on challenges that include housing capacity, transportation, and local employment. CBC (NS)