St. Clair College is holding steady with its Fall 2021 enrolment numbers increasing by 149 students from 2020.
A total of 14,034 full-time students are enrolled at all three campuses and the Ace Acumen campuses in the Greater Toronto Area. That is a slight increase of about one percent over last year's fall figures.
There were 7,017 domestic students and 3,993 international students enrolled at campuses in Windsor and Chatham. Another 3,024 students were enrolled at the Toronto region Ace Acumen Academy campuses.
International students who were unable to travel to Canada for their studies have been allowed to remain in their home countries to pursue their studies online. All other programs are being offered in person.
College President Patti France said she is relieved the pandemic has not adversely affected the pursuit of post-secondary education for thousands of students at St. Clair College. "In the current environment, I am happy that we were able to maintain the status quo," France said. "I am proud of the accomplishments we have made to keep our campus community safe while providing a full, in-person education experience for a majority of students."
The figures are based on a summary of registration statistics from Day 10 of the Fall semester, a point in time when students can no longer withdraw from the College and receive a refund of tuition fees.
There was a slight increase in the number of students attending the Downtown campus, but the main campus in Windsor and the Chatham campus saw small decreases.
France said based on current vaccination rates, the expectation by mid-October is that approximately 94 percent of the school's population – staff and students – will be fully vaccinated.