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Record enrolment at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
A record number of students are attending Kwantlen Polytechnic University this fall, according to new figures released by the post-secondary institution.
As of Sept. 9, 14,382 students are enrolled at the school—the largest number of students in the institution’s 30-year history. That’s an increase of 223 students from fall 2012.
Kwantlen’s Richmond campus also recorded a slight increase in enrolment—up 15 to 5,752 students this fall.
A larger enrolment jump was recorded among international students, whose population at Kwantlen is up 12 per cent to 1,357.
Demand for online learning is also growing. Registration for web-based classes jumped 24 per cent.
Kwantlen’s four-hectare (10-acre) Richmond campus, built in 1992, is poised for expansion. In August, officials unveiled renderings of a $36-million Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design, which will house the institution’s fashion programs.