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Nova Scotia Community College releases 2023-24 enrolment numbers

Oct. 05, 2023 – Media Release

Halifax, NS -- A total of 10,861 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. This figure includes additional program offerings such as Practical Nursing, Continuing Care and Early Childhood Education.

“As Nova Scotia’s Community College, we are pleased to welcome students to our diverse range of programs. With 14 campuses spread across the province, we are educating students and we are helping our province transform its economy and enhance its quality of life, one learner at a time,” says NSCC Academic and Equity 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 2023-24 offerings. This encompasses apprenticeship, continuing education, customized training and continuous intake.

The College’s 2023-24 program plan allowed for the delivery of over 140+ program offerings which match the needs and demands of the province’s rapidly changing economy.

NSCC conducts a follow-up survey with our graduates each year and those results show that 91% are employed, most in their field of study, with 93% 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 2024-25 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; and Trades and Transportation. These reflect Nova Scotia’s labour market needs and opportunities. An annual survey of NSCC graduates shows that 91% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 93% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For more information

Katie Gordon, NSCC Communications Advisor