Nearly 200 students have told Brandon University to take a hike.
According to Scott Lamont, the vice president of administration and finance, 6.3 per cent of students (193) dropped out of the school since November.
He says it's fair to assume the university's 45-day faculty strike in the fall is the main reason.
Lamont said the university will see a great loss in revenue as a result.
"A student who comes to the university sits in classes, pay their student fees, shops at the bookstore, stays in residence, eats in our meal program, parks in the parking lot; so the various ancillary operations of the university end up being affected as well," he said.
Students became discouraged as the strike wore on, prompting the students' union to demand a tuition refund for the classes missed.
A petition calling for the refund was passed around and thousands of students signed it.
Lamont said the school is doing what it can to fix its reputation.
"We're doing a lot of things to make sure our attraction and retention of students is as good as it can be and our reaching out to the broader community is as good as it can be," he said.
Professors, instructors, librarians and professional associates at the western Manitoba university went on strike Oct. 12 and remained on the picket lines until a tentative agreement was reached Nov. 26.