This fall, the University of Lethbridge welcomed one of the largest groups of students in its history. The number of students registered at the U of L totals 8,453, which represents an increase of 2.8 per cent from last fall. Dr. Mike Mahon, U of L president, announced the figure during his annual Fiat Lux address on Wednesday, Oct. 7.The number of new high school registrants increased by more than 18 per cent from last year. To help ensure students make a successful transition from high school to university, Mahon stressed the need for the U of L community to continue offering their support.
The U of L welcomed more First Nations, Métis and Inuit students this year, with enrolment up 8.1 per cent from last year.
The U of L also saw significant growth in the number of new students starting their classes at the Calgary campus. Enrolment increased by 2.6 per cent to a total of 795 students. Primarily for adult learners who are working full-time, classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends. Through Campus Alberta, students can take advantage of laddering opportunities with Bow Valley College, Olds College and Athabasca University. In addition to the Bachelor of Management currently offered, the Faculty of Fine Arts has hired a full-time instructor and now offers a minor in New Media in Calgary.
“The University of Lethbridge remains an institution of choice for students across Alberta and beyond because of our high-quality academic programs and a focus on supporting our students,” says Mahon.