Student enrolment at the province’s two largest universities is up this year.
The University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg both saw increases as the school year got underway this week.
The U of M reported an increase of 1.5 percent for the 2011-12 academic year, with 27,992 students registered. This fall’s first-day enrolment was only 21 students short of an all-time record set in 2005.
Full-time enrolment increased from 22,847 students to 23,257 students, while part-time enrolment is unchanged.
Across the city at the University of Winnipeg, undergraduate enrolment is up 3.6 percent, and aboriginal enrolment is up 24 percent compared to last year.
Overall, 9,519 full- and part-time undergraduate students are enrolled, as well as 484 graduate students in 14 Master degree programs.
In continuing education programs, 1,014 adults are enrolled.