It’s been a decade of growth for the University of Regina.
The post-secondary institution states enrolment increased 1.9% for the fall semester, making it the 10th year in a row student enrolment has risen.
“It means students are selecting the University of Regina as a university of choice,” said President Dr. Vianne Timmons, who addressed the importance of this. “And that’s really, really exciting.”
Timmons also noted it helps the school financially and in the way of diversity.
That’s long been something Timmons has stressed the importance of and will probably be even more now, as over 13% of students are self declared Indigenous.
“We have a OMA program, which is a student success program for first year students that has shown significant increase in retention for students who enroll in that,” she said, in speaking to having supports in place to ensure a successful education for First Nations students.
15,568 students are registered for fall classes this year. To compare, only 11,664 students were enrolled in the fall of 2008.