Enrolment boom at VIU

October 8, 2008

Enrolment at Vancouver Island University has jumped 9% for the fall term, reversing a trend of declining enrolment in recent years. The increase comes as a "bit of a surprise" to the school -- earlier this year VIU made staffing cuts because of declining enrolment and funding cuts. The rise in enrolment is being attributed to the school's new university status, 3 new degree programs, and "better quality support" services for students. Nanaimo Daily News