Fleming College sets new records for winter enrolment


Peterborough ON – (Jan. 27, 2017) –
Fleming College has kicked off 2017 with record winter enrolment.

Overall, first-semester intake was 1,238 students, the highest in the College’s 50-year history. The previous record high for winter start-up was 1,081 students in 2013. Winter enrolment for all students, both new and returning, is up three per cent over 2016.

Fleming also welcomed a record number of international students to its campuses.  More than 460 new international students – including 135 students at Frost Campus in Lindsay – started at the College this January, an increase of 130 per cent over January 2016. This increases the total number of international students by 70 per cent to 874, with students attending from more than 25 different countries.

“We are absolutely pleased to welcome all of our new students to Fleming College. Our campus communities are thriving, diverse and collaborative – key aspects of an inspiring learning environment,” said Fleming College President Tony Tilly. “I extend my thanks to our faculty and staff for their contributions in achieving this milestone. As we move forward, we will continue to strive to offer the right blend of both unique and foundational programs, alongside a strong network of student supports and services.”

The College experienced growth across a broad spectrum of programs – most of Fleming’s academic schools saw a surge in new students.

More than half of Fleming’s 100-plus full-time programs offer a January start. Students can study through the summer and start third semester with the fall cohort. This intake ensures a flexible option for students of all ages.

For students interested in starting at Fleming this fall, the deadline for equal consideration is approaching. Prospective students are encouraged to apply by Feb. 1 to secure a seat in the program of their choice for fall 2017.

 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 5,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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