Bishop’s University experienced a 9.4% increase in new full-time student enrolment from Fall 2015 to Fall 2016, welcoming 919 incoming students including 146 international exchange students (20 more than last year).
Overall full-time enrolment grew to 2,428 students, while part-time enrolment rose to 342 students. This is an increase of 1% from Fall 2015 and a 4% increase from Fall 2014.
Fifty-three percent of students are from Quebec, with Francophones and Anglophones represented equally. Thirty-two percent of students come from the rest of Canada, while 15% hail from 60 other countries (the United States, France and China are the top three countries represented).
This is the university’s largest incoming class in its 173-year history.
Dan Seneker, Director of Enrolment at Bishop’s University states, “While we have seen an increase in enrolment over the past two years, I’m proud to say that it has been accomplished without jeopardizing our academic standards. Our minimum admission standards remain at an R-score of 23 or a 75% for general entry to the university, with some programs requiring a higher average and/or supplemental materials. Admission to Bishop’s will increasingly become more selective and competitive.”
While the increase in overall enrolment demonstrates a worldwide appreciation for our liberal education model and the quality of education at Bishop’s, we are still projecting a budget shortfall for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The University is now assessing the financial impact of this enrolment growth. Nevertheless, it appears clear that this growth will help Bishop’s in its financial recovery and sustainability efforts.
Contact: Chantal Sneath
819-822-9600, extension 2840