New study profiles Canada's career college students

March 31, 2008

The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation has just released a new study on students attending Canada's private career colleges.  72% are women, with an average age of 29.  60% took a break after high school.  Less than 10% would prefer to attend university.  More than half anticipate carrying a debt load of $10,000 or more -- compared to only one-third of public PSE students.  Career college students are less likely to have family financial support, more likely to have dependents, and were more dependent on government financial aid.  CMSF News Release | The Globe & Mail