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NSCC enrolment increased slightly for 2022-23

Oct. 04, 2022 – Media Release

Halifax, NS – A total of 10,473 students were enrolled in certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate programs at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campuses across the province as of October 1 − the annual date for the College’s official milestone enrolment count.

“It is rewarding to see so many in our community back on campus. While we have learned important lessons and adopted many innovations during the pandemic that will guide us in meeting the needs of our students into the future, it is gratifying to see the energy back on our campuses,” says NSCC Academic Vice President Jill Provoe.

Over the course of the full academic year, it is anticipated that NSCC will welcome over 18,000 students through the College's full suite of 2022-23 offerings. This encompasses apprenticeship, continuing education, customized training and continuous intake.

The College’s 2022-23 program plan allowed for the delivery of over 140+ program offerings. which match the needs and demands of the province’s rapidly changing economy.

Provoe notes the College will continue to focus on the safety of its community, as well as enhancing the academic equity and quality through all of its planning and decision making.

NSCC conducts a follow-up survey with our graduates each year and those results show that 83% are employed, most in their field of study, with 94% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia. These students are living the mission of the College: through education and innovation, they're growing the province’s economy and quality of life.

Offers of admission for 2023-24 academic year will begin in early-November. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to increase the likelihood of securing their program of choice.

About NSCC

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 140 career-oriented programs throughout the province at our 14 campuses, including our online eCampus. Programs are offered through five academic schools – Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services; Technology and Environment; Trades and Transportation – and reflect the labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. An annual survey of College graduates shows that 83% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 94% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For more information

Kathleen Cameron, Manager of External Relations, NSCC