Several BC institutions not meeting enrolment targets

June 8, 2012

Several BC colleges and universities are reportedly beneath their enrolment targets. Vancouver Island University enrolment figures are 3% lower than what's required by the BC government, leading to concerns that sitting below enrolment targets could result in a reduction in provincial funding. "There could be implications down the road" if nothing is done about the matter, says a VIU official. He says the enrolment drop could probably be attributed in part to last spring's faculty strike, but a number of other factors could be to blame, such as the economic climate and the declining number of high school graduates. A few months ago VIU completed an enrolment management plan to be rolled out in the coming year, addressing student recruitment and retention. Nanaimo Daily News