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Fleming College experiences highest enrolment in 50-year history


Peterborough ON – (Sept. 20, 2017) – Fleming College is pleased to announce record enrolment for the 2017 fall semester with 6,275 full-time students attending Fleming’s campuses.

This is the highest enrolment in Fleming College’s 50-year history.

“We are delighted to reach this significant milestone, particularly as we celebrate Fleming’s 50th anniversary this fall,” said Tony Tilly, President, Fleming College. “This is clearly a strong indication of the quality, relevance and reputation of our programs as well as the commitment of our faculty and staff to ensuring our students have the best learning experience possible.”

The number of new students grew by 11 per cent over 2016 with more than 3,660 students starting their first semester at Fleming this fall.

International enrolment at Fleming continues to grow with students from 33 different countries attending the College. Fleming now has more than 1,000 international students in total. Close to 600 new international students enrolled for the fall, a 132 per cent increase over last year.

New domestic students totalled 3,082, a 1.2 per cent increase. This domestic growth comes despite challenging demographics which show continued declines in the number of secondary school students across Ontario.

The College’s record number of students this fall follows strong enrolment numbers from earlier this year, including the highest ever summer enrolment with more than 1,500 students, and record first-semester intake in January of more than 1,230 students.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,200 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 74,000 alumni.


Members of the media, for more information please contact:
Laura Copeland
Communications Officer
705.749.5530 x 1370