|A record 13,119 students have enrolled for the Fall semester at the U of R Photo courtesy of the University of Regina
It's a record-breaking start to the new school year for the University of Regina.
There are 13,119 students enrolled for the Fall semester at the U of R, breaking the record of 12,797 from last year.
“We are very encouraged by this year’s enrolment,” said University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons in a statement.
“Our record student numbers reaffirm that we are providing high quality, accessible education that is meeting the needs of our students – students who are joining us from across Saskatchewan, all regions of Canada, and around the globe.”
“Our domestic and international enrolments are a further indication that the University of Regina has come of age. As Saskatchewan continues to grow, I am confident that University of Regina graduates will make an ever-widening impact on our province’s development.”
First-year student admissions are up 10 per cent. As of Aug. 30, 3,850 first-year students had been admitted, up from 3,509 at the same time last year. As well, there have been 2,634 off-campus enrolments, up from 2,022 at the same time last year.
The Faculty of Nursing enjoyed the largest increase in first-year admissions (66 percent). The program was launched last year in partnership with the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology. The Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies (30 per cent) and the Faculty of Science (29 per cent) have the second and third highest admission rates, respectively.