CEGEPs experience enrolment drop

August 27, 2019

CEGEPs have experienced a 0.8% drop in enrolments this year, reports the Montreal Gazette. The greatest drops were noticed in the North Shore, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, and Mauricie; while Laval, Gaspésie, and Centre-du-Québec experienced increases. Fédération des cégeps President Bernard Tremblay stated that the federation had anticipated the drop, and that enrolments should be on the upswing next year. The CEGEP network has also turned to international students to compensate for enrolment drops. “It allows students from Gaspé, Matane or Baie-Comeau to stay in their region,” added Tremblay. “If there are only four people enrolled in a program, the arrival of four to six international students will permit that program to be maintained.” Montreal Gazette (Presse Canadienne) | La Presses (QC)