School Enrolment Trends and Presence of International Students

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Brock University, located in St. Catharines, is home to just over 18,500 students. The majority of students (over 90 percent) are enrolled in undergraduate programs. Just over 25 per cent of Brock students are from Niagara, 40 per cent from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), 30 per cent from the rest of Ontario, 1 per cent from the rest of Canada, and 4 per cent from outside Canada.

Brock University Head Count Enrolment Report, Fall 2013 – Fall 2016
Brock University Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
All Students 18,688 18,824 18,462 18,704
Undergraduate Students 16,999 17,154 16,813 17,014
Graduate Students 1,689 1,670 1,649 1,690

Source: Brock University Head Count Enrolment Report, Fall 2014 and Fall 2016
Retrieved from: https://brocku.ca/institutional-analysis/wp-content/uploads/sites/90/HeadCountReport-Full-2014.pdf and https://brocku.ca/institutional-analysis/wp-content/uploads/sites/90/HeadCountReport-Full-2016.pdf

Students at Brock University – 2014
Headcount (Nov. 1, 2014)
Undergraduate Graduate Total Total %
Full-Time 14,911 1,259 16,170 86%
Part-Time 2,243 411 2,654 14%
Total 17,154 1,670 18,824
Male 7,439 588 8,027 43%
Female 9,715 1,082 10,797 57%
Origin of International Students:
Undergraduate Graduate Total Total %
Asia 885 490 1,375 73%
Europe 113 38 151 8%
Africa 88 36 124 7%
North America 16 19 35 2%
C&S America & Caribbean 171 6 177 9%
Oceania 16 2 18 1%
Total 1,289 591 1,880 100%
Origin of New Full-Time Year 1 Undergraduates (Fall 2014):
Region Direct entry from Secondary School Other Total
Niagara 26% 28% 26%
GTA 43% 26% 40%
Rest of Ontario 31% 22% 29%
Rest of Canada 0% 5% 1%
Outside Canada 0.1% 19% 4%
100% 100% 100%

 

Source:  All about Brock 2014-15
Retrieved from:  https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/34950 

Niagara College campuses are located in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Niagara Falls. The College has more than 9,000 full-time students enrolled in over 100 diploma, graduate certificate, apprenticeship and Bachelor’s Degree programs. In addition, over 15,000 students are registered in over 600 credit, vocational and general interest programs.

For the 2017-2018 school year, 110 full-time programs are offered and delivered through 12 schools within Niagara College. This includes 65 diploma programs; 13 1-year certificate programs; 3, 4-year degree programs; 14, 3-year advanced diploma programs; 15, 1-year graduate certificate programs.

Niagara College Range of Credentials Offered

The College anticipates total full-time postsecondary enrolments will increase by 4.8%, in 2017-2018, reflecting a 15.7% increase in international student enrolment and a slight increase of 1.1% in domestic student enrolment.  Some programs are seeing reduced admissions due to regional and provincial demographic trends, including declining student population in Niagara’s K-12 schools. The College is counteracting that trend by adding new intakes of popular programs in non-traditional terms (winter/spring), and increasing recruitment outreach in both domestic and international markets.

Source: Niagara College Annual Business Plan 2017-2018
Retrieved from: http://www.niagaracollege.ca/wp-content/uploads/business-plan-2017-2018.pdf

International Student Population in Canada:  Canada saw an 83% increase in international student population between 2008 and 2014, illustrated by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) infographic. In 2015, Nigerians were the fastest growing international student population in Canada, followed by Chinese students, who made up 33% of the international student population.

International Student Enrolment at Brock University:  A data visualization tool illustrates Brock international students by country of citizenship. From 2011 to date, Brock international enrolment has increased by 479 students.  As of September, 2014, the university’s international student population totaled 2,408, including ESL (English as a Second Language) students.  Since then, international student population numbers have begun to level off and stabilize at 1,900 enrolments.

Brock’s Fall 2016 Headcount Enrolment Report shows 1,903 International Students from a total of 96 countries.  Almost 64 per cent of these students are Chinese citizens. The top 5 countries by number of students are China (1,211); Nigeria (100); India (79); Saudi Arabia (37); and Germany (25).  Of the International Students, 1,307 (68.7 per cent) are enrolled in undergraduate programs, and 596 (31.3 per cent) are in graduate programs. Over 60 (sixty) per cent of the International students enrolled in Master’s degree programs are pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Source: Brock University Headcount Enrolment Report Fall 2016
Retrieved from:  https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/43594

International Student Enrolment at Niagara College:  The college projects its number of International Students to increase by 15.7% for the 2017-2018 school year, to total more than 3,000 students from over 80 countries.  This is an increase over the number (2,350) of International Students at Niagara College cited in the Living in Niagara-2014 report. International tuition is projected to comprise 26% of College 2017-2018 revenues.

Source: Niagara College Annual Business Plan 2017-2018
Retrieved from: http://www.niagaracollege.ca/wp-content/uploads/business-plan-2017-2018.pdf

Niagara College International Students by Country of Citizenship – Fall, 2017
Country of Citizenship (Top 5) Enrolment, Fall 2017
(Full Time)
Per cent of Enrolment, Fall 2017
(Full Time)
India 1,553 54.7 %
China 279  9.9 %
South Korea 154  5.5 %
Vietnam 123  4.4 %
Bahamas 98  3.5 %
Philippines 98  3.5 %
All Other Countries 517 18.5 %
Total 2,802 Enrolment data reflect Day 10 full-time post-secondary counts, Fall 2017

Source: Niagara College at a Glance, December, 2017
Retrieved from: http://www.niagaracollege.ca/planning-and-institutional-research/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2017/12/nc-at-a-glance-december-2017.pdf  

 

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