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UOIT enrolment surpasses 10,000 students

Polonsky Commons, UOIT north Oshawa location.
Polonsky Commons, UOIT north Oshawa location.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has reached another all-time enrolment high for the 2014-2015 academic year, surpassing an undergraduate and graduate student enrolment of more than 10,000.

As of September 17 – the final day for students to add or drop fall courses – the university's Office of the Registrar confirms 10,113 students now study at UOIT, including 2,817 new undergraduate students and 197 new graduate students. 

“The University of Ontario Institute of Technology has been working hard to keep student intake consistent with previous years and to that end, we are on target,” said Brad MacIsaac, UOIT Registrar, and Assistant Vice-President, Planning and Analysis. “The post-secondary education system in Ontario has been anticipating a slight downward trend in university enrolment confirmations, so our strategy has included attracting students to innovative learning opportunities like our college-to-university Pathways programs.”

Graduate students represent 6.6 per cent of UOIT’s enrolment. International students also represent 6.6 percent of overall enrolment.

Over the past year the university has also worked on a new Strategic Enrolment Management plan which commits to increasing instructional and research strength within UOIT’s differentiated mandate.

“UOIT's enrolment growth remains impressive and continues to demonstrate strong awareness of our unique programs,” said MacIsaac. “And our continuing growth in graduate-level programs can be attributed to the maturing of PhD and master’s program offerings.”

UOIT offers more than 75 undergraduate and graduate programs across its seven faculties. The university also delivers 19 Pathways diploma-to-degree programs, which allow eligible Ontario college students to apply their diploma towards a university degree.

The university’s future also remains very bright as it moves into the second phase of the Campus Master Plan (CMP), a process that will guide the necessary development and creation of future infrastructure, such as new classrooms and laboratories.

 

UOIT enrolment September 2014 (vs September 2013)

Total undergraduate:       9,441             (9,211)
Full-time:                            8,875             (8,721)
Part-time                               566                (490)

Total graduate:                    672                (606)
Full-time:                               406                (381)
Part-time:                              266                (225)


Media contact
Bryan Oliver
Communications and Marketing
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
905.721.8668, ext 6709
289.928.3653
bryan.oliver@uoit.ca

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