January enrolment through the roof
Loyalist College has set a record for the number of students starting January programs and a lot of credit can be given to students who are travelling a long distance.
Loyalist had a total of 355 new registrations last month, with almost half of them being international students.
President Dr. Anne Marie Vaughan tells Quinte News, the jump in students from outside of Canada could have to do with the current political climate.
Dr. Vaughan also credited an ongoing Loyalist campaign, aimed at bringing in students from other countries.
In total, Loyalist has about 300 international students, representing 17 countries.
College scoring well as part of quality assurance audit
Officials at Loyalist College say early feedback as part of a provincial quality assurance audit has been good.
This is the third time Loyalist has been involved in the review process, which ensures that policies and practices are being followed correctly and are in line with ministry standards.
Acting Vice President of Academic Ann Drennan tells Quinte News initial verbal feedback was positive.
A final report will be presented this summer.
Drennan says the process helps the college to continue to evaluate itself and find ways to enhance how they teach students and do business.