Winter on USask Campus - the Peter McKinnon building can be seen in the background

USask expects record enrolment in winter term

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is on target to reach record student enrolment at the end of this academic year with an increase of more than two per cent at the start of the winter term.

By Darla Read

As of January 8, enrolment for the winter 2024 term has increased by 2.4 per cent. This follows a record enrolment in the fall 2023 term.  

The enrolment growth reflects the fact that the University of Saskatchewan continues to be valued as a place of learning and impact,” said Dr. Jerome Cranston (PhD), vice-provost, students and learning. “We are committed to creating a teaching and learning environment that is welcoming and inclusive so all students can succeed academically and socially, and to foster an inspired global community made up of well-rounded learners who are ready to tackle challenges and solve problems.” 
For undergraduate students, overall enrolment has increased by almost three per cent among domestic students and more than two per cent among international students. Undergraduate Indigenous student enrolment has also increased compared to this time last year. 

For new graduate students, domestic student enrolment has grown by close to nine per cent and international student enrolment has increased significantly. Additionally, Indigenous graduate student enrolment has been trending positively, up by almost three per cent.  

“We can all remember educators who made a difference in our lives,” said Dr. Airini (PhD), provost and vice-president academic. “What is so exciting about these data is that more students are attracted to world-class courses here and will have the chance to learn from the exceptional educators at USask. The learning and teaching here can shape lives and future leaders needed by our province and the wider world.” 

As USask moves toward the end of the 2023/2024 academic year, Cranston expects enrolment numbers to surpass 2022/2023 record enrolment, as the university continues to achieve goals set out in its  University Plan 2025. The academic year enrolment snapshot will be released in June. 

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