UNBC Reporting Increase In Enrolment

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG-TV
UNBC Reporting Increase In Enrolment

UNBC is seeing a six percent increase in enrollment and attributes that, in part, to rankings like the most recent from Maclean’s Magazine. Its annual ranking puts UNBC in the Number One for the second year for Primarily Undergraduate Studies.
The increase comes after UNBC experienced declines, like most post-secondary institutions, in recent years. For example, the total number of students enrolled at UNBC in the 2011-12 academic year was 4,266. That number dropped to 4,152 in 2012-13 and 4,020 in the 2013-14 academic year.
UNBC President Dr. Daniel Weeks says most Canadian universities are staring at changing demographics, as part of the reason for the declines, things he says are out of the university’s control.
“But what is in our control is the quality of our institution and facilitating the pathways for students to come here, making programs of high quality of relevance to young people. We have those here at UNBC in spades.”
He says the challenge is trying to make the changes that will attract students, while not affecting the quality of experience that makes them Number One, above 18 other Primarily Undergraduate institutions and improves its enrollment numbers.

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