International enrolment at Atlantic universities up more than 12%

October 16, 2012

According to the Association of Atlantic Universities' 2012-13 Survey of Preliminary Enrolments, for the fifth consecutive year, most Atlantic universities have experienced double-digit enrolment increases among full-time, visa students. Year-over-year, Atlantic universities report an overall increase in student numbers, including a 12.4% increase in international students, a 4.3% increase in full-time graduate students, and a 6.3% increase in part-time graduate students. The year-over-year international enrolment increases validate that "Canada's East Coast universities are viewed as an excellent and attractive destination for international students seeking high quality education and world-class degrees in naturally beautiful and safe communities," says Mount Allison University president and AAU chair Robert Campbell. He also notes that the graduate enrolment increases are "particularly heartening as it confirms that more people recognize the value of life-long learning as key to their future." Overall full-time undergraduate enrolment is up by 0.4% at Atlantic universities. AAU News Release | Chronicle-Herald | AAU Survey of Preliminary Enrolments