submitted: Thursday, January 8, 2015
College of the Rockies' Enrolments Up for Winter Semester
Photo: College of the Rockies’ Registrar DJ Silva is pleased to see increasing enrolments in many programs for the winter semester.
The 2015 winter semester is underway at College of the Rockies and all indications are it will be a successful one. At this point, the College is seeing a substantial increase in enrolments over the 2014 winter semester in the university transferable programs (Arts, Science, Business, Tourism and Kinesiology).
This is the second year in a row that the university transfer programs are seeing increases in enrolments, with Tourism, Kinesiology and Business seeing the largest growth.
College of the Rockies Registrar, DJ Silva is especially pleased to see the continued growth of university transfer courses. “This indicates that students continue to see us a viable option for starting their university education. Smaller class sizes, affordable tuition and the ability to stay at home for the first year or two of their post-secondary journey make starting at the College an appealing choice.
“Many former students say the level of education they received, because of the individual attention available from instructors – many of whom have PhDs - is superior to what they would receive at a larger institution,” she says.
Other factors have contributed to the growth in enrolments for the winter semester. “Enrolments in online courses are up this term and continue to be a convenient option for many students. Our Child, Youth and Family Studies program, which can be taken entirely online, has seen growth for the second consecutive year. International student enrolments also continue to be very strong after a record-breaking increase last fall,” Silva adds.
The higher enrolment numbers do not mean it is too late to sign up, however. Many programs will continue to accept registrations until Monday, January 19. Go to cotr.ca to learn more.