While many universities entered the new academic year faced with stagnant enrolment, Booth University College recorded a 10.5 percent increase in the number of students on campus, the eighth consecutive year an increase has been achieved.

“New program offerings, expansion of online learning and distance education opportunities, and a dedicated and hard-working faculty and staff have all contributed to this increase,” says Dr. Donald Burke, president of Booth UC.

Compared to September 2013 figures, this year Booth UC recorded:

  • a 10.5 percent increase in the total number of students on campus

  • an 8.6 percent increase in the number of credit hours sold to students on campus

  • and a 31.9 percent increase in the distance education and continuing studies credit hours sold

“I am proud of the work we have done in recent years to bring Booth UC to where it is today, but now it is time to look beyond the present to envision and shape the future of Booth as a growing Christian university of choice,” says Dr. Burke. “With the recent release of our new strategic plan, I am confident the future holds the promise of greater things to come.”

Vision 2020: The Road to Booth University details six strategic priorities to guide the institution toward 2020: growing the university profile; establishing a School for Continuing Studies; increasing enrolment; enhancing the student experience; embedding and sustaining Christian faith, hope, justice and mercy; and strengthening the resources to achieve the mission. A copy of the plan can be downloaded from Booth UC's website at: BoothUC.ca/2020.

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