Demand for ON universities remains high amidst demographic challenges

January 20, 2016

Even though the number of university-aged people in Ontario is decreasing, the number of applications for Ontario’s universities has remained steady, according to the Council of Ontario Universities. Some 88,000 secondary students filed more than 404,700 applications to Ontario’s 20 publicly funded universities for 2016, marking a decline of only 0.1% from last year. “University applications are stable in the face of a declining population of young people because they are fulfilling people’s hopes and dreams, and setting them up for success in their lives and careers,” said COU President David Lindsay. COU