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October 3, 2007 10:14 AM

Conestoga College Enrolment Rises Significantly for Fall 2007

Enrolment in full-time, post-secondary programs at Conestoga College stands at 6,903 as of September 2007, according to the Office of the Registrar. This marks an increase of 10.11 per cent over the September 2006 figure.

The incoming, first-year group of 3,992 is the largest ever at Conestoga, and represents a substantial increase over the first-year enrolment count for September 2006 - a rise of 16.76 per cent.

"We have had record first-year enrolment in 2006 and 2007,” says College Registrar Janeen Hoover, "and we have planned for this. We have new programs in what we call the Foundations area - one-year programs that offer pathways to more advanced study in technology, business, human services, health sciences, design and communications.”

She adds, "Conestoga’s reputation for excellence and achievement is well-known. Because of this, we are attracting a greater number of highly qualified applicants. Combine this with many other factors - close ties with business and industry, attention to improvement of facilities, and the dedication of faculty and staff to student success - and the result is an educational experience students can find both real and rewarding.”

By academic division, the total enrolment figures are 2,059 in the School of Business and Hospitality, 2,059 in the School of Health Sciences, Community Services and Biotechnology; 1,803 in the School of Engineering and Information Technology; and 982 in the School of Liberal and Media Studies.

These figures represent only a portion of Conestoga’s enrolment. In academic year 2007-2008, Conestoga also expects to serve approximately 3,000 apprenticeship students, 2,000 students in preparatory and full-time certificate skills programs, and up to 43,000 registrants in part-time, continuing education courses and programs, as well as customized training activities for businesses, industries and organizations. In all, Conestoga offers more than 230 programs of instruction.

CONTACT: Janeen Hoover, 519-748-5220, ext. 3705,