Canadian post-secondary schools announce enrolment figures

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WINNIPEG—Preliminary fall enrolment numbers at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) indicate an overall 3 percent increase in students in the university’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs. This increase reflects both headcount and full-time equivalent (FTE) course registrations. Anticipated full-year registrations for 2019-20 total 955 FTEs for all CMU programs. This includes 670 FTEs through CMU’s main campus on Shaftesbury Boulevard. and an enrolment of 285 FTEs at Menno Simons College, CMU’s downtown program centre. Seventy-three percent of CMU students are from Manitoba, evenly split between Winnipeg and other communities, while 13 percent are from other regions of Canada. Seven percent of students identify as Indigenous, while international students comprise 14 percent of the student population, representing 31 countries. Final enrolment numbers will be confirmed in the upcoming weeks as registrations continue to be processed.
—Canadian Mennonite University


ABBOTSFORD, B.C.—Columbia Bible College’s fall 2019 enrolment figures show a slight decline from a year ago. This year, 398 students enrolled, with 167 of them new students; FTE students number 357. This year’s student body includes 264 students from B.C., 49 from Alberta, 17 from Manitoba, 22 from Ontario, two from Quebec, one from the Northwest Territories, and 29 from the United States and the rest of the world. In 2018, there were 419 total students, 191 of them new, and 373 FTEs. There are 20 students from Mennonite Church Canada congregations, and 37 percent of students are from Mennonite denominations.
—By Amy Rinner Waddell


WATERLOO, ONT.—This September, Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo became home to 288 students from across Canada, the United States, Indonesia, Sudan, Vietnam and Singapore; 124 are new to Grebel, where upper-year students make up more than half the population. This year, 34 percent of Grebel residents come from Mennonite traditions, while others represent more than 30 other Christian denominations and several other religions. Grebel faculty and instructors are teaching 50 courses to 1,500 undergraduate and 74 graduate students. There are 110 majors and 55 minors in peace and conflict studies, and 36 majors and 25 minors in music. Grebel also offers courses in Mennonite studies, history, religious studies, church worship and music, and sociology. There are 14 new students, for a total of 35 in the master of theological studies program; and 19 new students, for a total of 39, in the master of peace and conflict studies program.
—By Janet Bauman

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