Enrolment continues to rise at Sault College, which the school said indicates strong overall growth.
“We are very pleased with our
progress, which reflects continued growth in enrolment,” stated Leo
Tiberi, the school’s vice-president, academic, in a news release.
“This speaks to our college’s ability to meet the demands of
industry and deliver the programming students want and need.”
First-year enrolment has increased by
six per cent. Waitlisted programs have more than doubled since 2010,
with 20 of them this year demonstrating growing popularity across all
program areas and schools.
Of the 2,487 registered students at the
college, 793 students, or 32 per cent of the student population,
relocated to Sault Ste. Marie from other parts of the province to
attend college in the community.
Overall, enrolment is up two per cent
in all years across the college. Since 2008 the college has grown by
32 per cent, with a total of 2,487 current full-time post-secondary
students, compared to 1,887 in 2008.
Continuing Education saw a substantial
increase of five per cent in enrolment.
Total enrolment at the college has now
reached more than 4,200, including apprenticeships and adult training