Trent’s Domestic Student Enrolment Update


University Reports 7% Increase in Enrolment for all
Domestic Students in Peterborough; 18.8% in Oshawa

Friday, September 18, 2009, Peterborough

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Trent University is reporting that enrolment for all domestic students has increased 7.0 per cent over the previous year. Enrolment at Trent’s campus in Oshawa rose 18.8 per cent.

“While these numbers point to a positive direction in enrolment growth, Trent is cautious about predicting any future enrolment trends in this difficult economy,” said Dr. James Parker, Vice President of Research, Strategic Enrolment Management and International.

Dr. Parker adds that acceptances from college transfers students are up 9.6 per cent over the previous year.

"Factors contributing to these increases include Trent’s close working relationships with partner institutions including articulation agreements with various community colleges.  “The numbers confirm that these educational partnerships are enabling growing numbers of students to benefit from a university education.”

Dr. Parker stressed that more data is being assessed to understand the total enrolment picture.  “During the coming weeks a clearer understanding of overall retention rates will also emerge, providing a more complete understanding of how enrolment numbers will impact the University.”

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For more information, please contact:
Dr. James Parker, Vice President, Research, Strategic Enrolment Management and International, (705) 748-1011, ext. 7935 or
Meri Kim Oliver, Interim Associate Vice-President (Student Services), (705) 748-1011, ext. 7122