College of the Rockies sees 6.7% enrolment increase

Program areas that have seen the most significant growth include University Studies, Office Administration and Kinesiology.

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With the start of the fall 2016 semester, College of the Rockies has seen an increase in the number of registrations. — Photo: COTR

The 2016 fall semester is well underway and College of the Rockies has, once again, seen an increase in the number of students enrolled. Overall, registrations at the College have risen 6.7 percent over Fall 2015.

Program areas that have seen the most significant growth include University Studies, Office Administration and Kinesiology with additional growth being seen in Business, Health, Tourism and Child, Youth and Family Studies.

College of the Rockies Registrar and Manager of Institutional Research, Jason Colombo, is pleased to see the continued upward trend.

“Our ongoing increase in enrolments indicates that more students are realizing College of the Rockies is an excellent option for their post-secondary education,” he says.  “Our smaller class sizes and more personalized educational experience are attractive to our students.  Also, our lower tuition and excellent transferability – including dual admission agreements – make the College a cost-effective way to begin or complete a post-secondary credential.”

College of the Rockies currently has dual admission agreements with the University of Victoria and the University of Lethbridge, allowing students to complete their first two years of an Arts or Science program at the College before transferring to their guaranteed space at one of the universities to complete their degree.

Students can also complete an entire four-year degree at the College. The Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainable Business Practices offers students the option for a four-year business degree with a unique focus applicable in any business today. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Bachelor of Education programs, offered in partnership with the University of Victoria, are also available entirely at the Cranbrook main campus.

Those looking to complete a vocational or trades program will find numerous options available as well. The College offers a variety of certificates and diplomas as well as foundation and apprenticeship level trades training.

Learn more about College of the Rockies at: cotr.ca

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