Despite having a tough year, the College of the North Atlantic is boasting a near nine per cent jump in enrolment at its campuses.

Speaking to the college's board of governors on Friday in St. John's, the school's president said the good news doesn't end with enrolment.

Ann Marie Vaughan

Ann Marie Vaughan, President of the College of the North Atlantic, speaking to the school's board of governors on Friday. (CBC)

"Even more remarkable is that we have reduced our wait lists by a whooping twenty per cent in just four months," said Ann Marie Vaughan. 

Last year, the provincial college saw cuts to its funding and as a result dropped a number of its courses, including Adult Basic Education. At the same time, it also expanded other programs.  

"We are on a mission to make sure that the programs our students demand are available for them, at the locations they choose, in all parts of the province," said Vaughan.

Currently, the college has 17 campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador, and international campuses in China and the Middle East.