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Big swings in enrollments at Ontario universities

Which schools are gaining popularity?


 
The Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) has released data that shows a 1.8 per cent increase in the number of students who confirmed by June that they will attend an Ontario school in the fall. The totals are up from 83,732 to 85,255 year-over-year, making 2011 the seventh year of growth in a row. The statistics also show significant swings in the number of enrollments at different schools, which have been listed below. Please note that these numbers only include students who applied directly from high schools.

Universities where first-year confirmations have grown in 2011

1. Laurentian University – Hearst +35.3*
2. Algoma University +20.2
3. Western-Brescia +15.4
4. U O I T +14.7
5. McMaster University  +12.3
6. University of Guelph +11.8
7. OCAD University +9.7
8. University of Guelph – Humber +9.0
9. Carleton University +8.0
10. Trent University +6.5
11. University of Western Ontario +4.5
12. Ryerson University +3.9
13. University of Windsor +3.1
14. Brock University +1.0

Universities where first-year confirmations have shrunk in 2011

1.Western-King’s -15.1
2. Western-Huron -10.3
3. Queen’s University  -7.4
4. Laurentian University  -7.4
5. Nipissing University -7.0
6. York University -4.1
7. University of Waterloo -4.1
8. University of Toronto -1.1
9. Wilfrid Laurier University -0.7
10. University of Ottawa -0.3
11. Lakehead University -0.1

Note that Laurentian University – Hearst is a small school. It enrolled 23 students this year, up from 17.


 
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