Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission

University enrolment statistics released (08/12/10)

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Dec. 10, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Enrolment at Maritime universities decreased two per cent between 2006-07 and 2007-08, the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) announced today.

The MPHEC has released final 2007-08 statistics on enrolment at all public Maritime universities. Ten statistical tables and two databases are available at and include statistics on enrolment by province of origin, gender and age group.

Highlights include:

The MPHEC was established in 1974. Its 20 members are drawn from the Maritime provinces and represent higher education institutions, provincial governments and the public. Its mission is to help institutions and governments improve the post-secondary learning environment.

The MPHEC collects and maintains data pertaining to post-secondary education in the Maritimes and conducts research on the Maritime post-secondary sector. Reports and research articles are available free at


MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa O'Connell, Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, 506-453-2844, e-mail,