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Strong enrolment continues in Downtown Winnipeg

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201819 Views

Total enrolment levels at The University of Winnipeg for the fall 2018 term are virtually the same as last year, including strong enrolment from international students.

The influx of international students is primarily from India, and began in the 2017-18 winter term. Following India, the top sources of non-Canadian students at UWinnipeg are Nigeria, China, the United States, and Vietnam.

The number of students who self-identify as Indigenous has remained steady at approximately 10% of the total student body — 12% among first-admission students (registered in an undergraduate course for the first time at UWinnipeg).

“Our campus is a place of inclusion and the diversity of our student population is a tremendous strength,” said Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor. “We are pleased to welcome students from across Manitoba and from around the globe who have come here to learn and grow — and we are proud to help them prepare for a bright future and get ready to make their mark on the world.”

Approximately 75% of UWinnipeg undergraduate students attend full-time (registered for nine or more credit hours in the fall term), while 25% are first admission. Just over 60% of undergrads are female.

As of the first day of classes, there were nearly 9,500 students registered at UWinnipeg. In the coming weeks, enrolment numbers will fluctuate as students drop and add courses. The final figure will be available in November.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kevin Rosen, Executive Director, Marketing & Communications
The University of Winnipeg
T: 204.786.9381 E: k.rosen@uwinnipeg.ca

NT5

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