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University enrollment increases for fifth year in a row

For the fifth year in a row, more students are going to university than ever before, according to Statistics Canada.

StatsCan’s latest numbers show that 1,047,700 enroled in university in 2005/06. This number is up three per cent from the year before. The growth, as usual, is being driven mainly by 18- to 24-year-olds.

58 per cent of university students were women. This has stayed constant since 2001.

Other news from StatsCan’s back-to-school data round-up:

Eight in ten Canadian have post-secondary education by the time they turn 26

• Men live at home longer than women

• Almost half of doctorate holders are immigrants

Increasing Aboriginal people are earning degrees