March 16, 2021 – Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission: The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission today released a report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on 2020-2021 university enrolment in the region.
Compared to the previous year, enrolment in Maritime universities saw a small increase of 0.5%.
“In recent years, a lot of the enrolment growth in the region was due to an increase in the number of international students,” said Commission CEO Catherine Stewart. “This year Maritime universities saw fewer international students, but an increase in the number of Canadian students offset the decrease in the number of international students.”
In 2020-2021, the number of international students decreased by 3.8 percent compared to 2019-2020, while the number of students from the Atlantic provinces increased by 1.1% and the number of Canadians from the rest of Canada increased by 3.9 percent.
Undergraduate enrolment was up 0.7 percent and graduate enrolment was down 0.9 percent.
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