Maritime university enrolment down 1.8%

January 29, 2016

Overall enrolment in Maritime universities has decreased by 1.8%, according to the latest enrolment figures from the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. Over the last ten years, there has been a 6.1% decline in enrolment. In all three provinces, the most prominent losses were in the number of local students. New Brunswick experienced the largest one-year decline, at 5.2%, with decreases in local, Maritime, Canadian, and international students. Nova Scotia saw a 0.4% one-year total decline, but also experienced a 7.0% increase in international enrolment. PEI was the only province to show an increase, at 1.4%, driven by an 18.5% increase in international students. Local enrolment at PEI schools declined by 5.5%. CBC | Sackville Tribune-Post | MPHEC | Full Report