Enrolment Update #2

Dear members of the UPEI community,

As indicated in my last communication on August 7, below is the next update on UPEI’s enrolment situation for Fall 2013. Further updates will be sent on September 6, September 17, and October 15.

Please keep in mind that these statistics remain fluid for the next few weeks because, while they are being compared with numbers from the same day in 2012, there are variables other than date that can impact the number of students actually registered on any given day. Final, official numbers are expected by October 15, 2013, but in an effort to be open, I want you to be aware of what is trending as registration continues.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,

 
Alaa

 
Registrations from applications to first-year class in Arts, Business, and Science

·      Total: -6.7% (53 fewer students)
·      Domestic: -7.4% (56 fewer students); International: +8.6% (3 more students)
·      Arts: -19.1% (62 fewer students); Business: +9.3% (9 more students); Science: 0% (same as last year)
·      Registrants from PEI high school Class of 2013: +0.2% (1 more student) 

Registrations from applications to all programs, all years of study, including transfer applicants

·      Total: -3.4% (42 fewer students) 
·      -5.4 % (61 fewer students); International: +16.5% (19 more students)
·      Undergraduate students in Arts: -22.8% (89 fewer students); in Business: -2.8% (4 fewer students); Education (BEd): -29.2% (19 fewer students); in regular Nursing: -7.8% (5 fewer students); in Science (including Kinesiology): +1.1% (5 more students); Veterinary Medicine (DVM): +4.8% (3 more students)
·      Graduate students: 97 vs. 40 last year (or 57 more students)

 
Total registrations for all programs, by both new students and returning students

·      Total # registrants (headcount): 3,943, (- 3.9%, or 159 fewer students)
·      International registrants: 502 (+12.8%, or 57 more students)
·      Full-time registrants: 3,520 (-1.6%, or 56 fewer students); part-time registrants: 423
(-19.6%, or 103 fewer students)
·      Full-time undergraduate (excluding DVM and BEd): 2971 (-2.4%, 74 fewer students). Arts: 931 (-10.9%, 114 fewer students); Business: 535 (-4.8%, 27 fewer students); Nursing: 257 (+0.7%, 2 more students); Science: 1181 (+5.1%, 57 more students)
·      DVM: 0% (249 vs. 249)
·      BEd: 121 vs. 199 (-42% or 92 students, 73 of which are part-time)
·      Graduate students: 202 vs. 163 last year (or 39 more students). The growth is largely due to increase in MEd (53 more students), PhD Education (10 more students), PhD at AVC (20, 6 more students), and PhD Science: 2 (vs. 0 last year).

Total # course registrations

·      16,288 (-4.2%, or 714 fewer registrations)
·      Arts: -5.3%; Business: -9.8%; Education: -30.7%; Nursing: -2.5%; Science: +3%; Veterinary Medicine: +2.5% (The curriculum change from Global Issues (under Education) to UPEI 102 (under Arts) affected course registrations for both Education and Arts, in opposite ways. After adjusting for the curriculum change, the decline in Education becomes 16.6% and in Arts, 6.9%.)

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