University of Saskatchewan sees student enrolment increase
Posted October 22, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—October 22, 2010
For the second consecutive year the University of Saskatchewan is reporting overall enrolment increases at the undergraduate and graduate level.
The annual census recorded 16,590 undergrads, up 305 or 1.87 per cent over last year. Graduate student numbers climbed by 9.42 per cent to 2,835, an additional 244 students as compared to 2009.
“The census results point to the success of the university’s recruitment and retention efforts and the growing reputation of our graduate programs,” said Registrar Russell Isinger. “We are pleased that an increasing number of students are choosing the University of Saskatchewan.”
A demographic breakdown of the entire student body shows an 8.69 per cent increase in the number of both undergrad and graduate international students (a gain of 149 students to 1,863), and a 5.77 per cent increase in self-declared Aboriginal students (a gain of 94 students to 1,722).
The biggest percentage gain in undergraduate numbers was made in the kinesiology program, which is up 48 students, or 10.11 per cent, over last year. The College of Medicine saw an 8.39 per cent increase, or 25 students, while education gained 74 students, an increase of 6.23 per cent. The only colleges recording declines this year are arts and science and pharmacy and nutrition, which are both down only two students compared to last October.
The most significant gains in grad student enrolment were made by the Schools of Public Policy, Public Health, and Environment and Sustainability which are up 66.67 per cent (32 students), 93.33 per cent (56 students) and 45.24 per cent (19 students) respectively. Now in their third year, Isinger said the schools “are getting established and getting their names out there. These numbers speak to the wisdom of the school model.”
Analysis of the census day results continues. Isinger said the detailed report on the 2010 enrolment numbers should be ready later this month and will be made available online at www.usask.ca/sesd.
For more information, contact:
Meghan Sired, Communications Co-ordinator
Student and Enrolment Services Division
University of Saskatchewan
Tel: (306) 966-6068 | Cell: (306) 381-7992