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University of Windsor undergrad enrolment still falling

Full-time undergraduate enrolment at the University of Windsor is projected to fall for the fourth consecutive academic year, the school’s president warned in a memo to staff.
University of Windsor president Alan Wildeman says a new budget model has been necessitated by significant shifts in enrolment patterns. (University of Windsor)

Full-time undergraduate enrolment at the University of Windsor is projected to fall for the fourth consecutive academic year, the school's president warned in a memo to staff.

It's expected 10,550 full-time undergrads will be enrolled when class begins in September. That's down from 10,885 a year ago. It's also down 1,245 from September 2012.

The number of part-time undergrads is also projected to fall for the fifth consecutive school year.

As a result of falling enrolment, a new budget model will assign tuition revenues to faculties based on student numbers.

"This new budget model has been necessitated by … significant shifts in enrolment patterns," Wildeman wrote in an emailed message to staff.

The decline in domestic undergraduate enrolment, coupled with large increases in international graduate student enrolment in professional Master's programs, predominantly in engineering and business, but now as well in science and education, has significantly changed the enrolment patterns of the campus, Wildeman explained.

You can read Wildeman's memo here.