STU to close Miramichi campus due to low enrolment

March 24, 2015

St Thomas University has announced that it will close its Miramichi campus due to low enrolment. Communications Director Jeffrey Carleton said that enrolment has been dropping steadily for the last 3 or 4 years. This year, just 26 students are enrolled at Miramichi, well below the campus's peak of 115 in 2001. Only 8 have enrolled for September. "We had to face the reality that with just 8 students there weren't enough to make it feasible for September," Carleton said. The Miramichi program was launched in 1994 as a partnership between New Brunswick Community College, the University of New Brunswick, Mount Allison University, and STU to allow students to complete their first year of study while living at home. MTA and UNB had both withdrawn from the partnership in recent years. CBC