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UOIT enrolment increases tenfold in 10 years

September 25, 2012

UOIT enrolment increases tenfold in 10 years

OSHAWA, ON. - The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has reached an all-time enrolment high of 9,203 undergraduate and graduate students – representing a tenfold increase in 10 years since the first 947 students arrived on campus in September 2003.  

“Our official Day 10 numbers reflect the increasing awareness and popularity of our programs,” said Victoria Choy, registrar. “UOIT’s technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs are responsive to the needs of students and the evolving 21st-century workplace.”

As of September 19, the last day for students to add fall courses, UOIT recorded an 8.9 per cent increase over 2011 in overall undergraduate enrolment from 7,977 to 8,685 with 2,808 being new students. In addition, 518 graduate students now attend UOIT representing a 16.1 per cent increase over last year.

UOIT now offers 43 undergraduate and 27 graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels across its seven faculties. The university also delivers 15 pathways programs in every faculty except engineering, which allow eligible Ontario college students to apply their diploma towards a university degree. 

Enrolment

2012

2011

 

Total undergraduate

8,685

7,977

 

Full-time

8,208

 7,527

 

Part-time

477

450

 

Total graduate 

518

446

 

Full-time

337

303

 

Part-time

181

143

 

 

Top home communities for UOIT undergraduate students

Scarborough

1121

Whitby

792

Oshawa

750

Ajax

745

Markham

502

Mississauga

458

Pickering

443

Toronto

427

Brampton

366

North York

216

International

394

 

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About UOIT

UOIT delivers a leading-edge learning environment that uniquely combines academic knowledge, research opportunities, hands-on skills and a vibrant student life. More than 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students are taught by world-class professors who are experts in their field. Ontario's first laptop-based university, UOIT offers a diverse array of challenging undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the faculties of Business and Information Technology; Education; Energy Systems and Nuclear Science; Engineering and Applied Science; Health Sciences; Science; and Social Science and Humanities. UOIT's commitment to research excellence and innovation has resulted in millions of dollars in grants and awards, including five prestigious Canada Research Chairs, with another four in development, and six industrial research chairs. To find out more, visit www.uoit.ca or call 905.721.8668.

Media contact
Melissa Levy
Communications and Marketing
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
905.721.8668 ext. 2513
melissa.levy@uoit.ca



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