More than 15000 students are now registered for classes at the University of Regina. That is an increase of almost three percent from last year.
“Over the last 9 years our enrolment has grown by an incredible 31%, and the University is continuing to attract more students not only from Saskatchewan, but also from across Canada and around the world,” says Dr. Vianne Timmons, University President and Vice-Chancellor. “In order to continue to attract students we need to offer a high quality educational experience, but we also need to be competitive with other post-secondary institutions. Our strategic plan helps us to achieve these goals by recognizing student success as one of our three strategic priorities. We continue to focus our resources on areas that directly affect the student experience.”
The number of self-declared First Nation, Metis and Inuit students has also continued to grow. In total 1,943 Indigenous students are registered for classes, an increase of 0.6% over 2016 and an increase of 91% since 2010. The University is providing increasing support to Aboriginal students through the Aboriginal Student Centre, which aids in the transition to post-secondary education through unique programming and mentorship opportunities.
International students, whose enrolment rate increased by 4.6%, now constitute 14.2% of the student population. Of particular note is the significant increase of 10.4% in international graduate students who comprise 30.7% of our graduate student body.