Langara College Breaks Enrolment Records



    VANCOUVER, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Langara College welcomed over 9,000 students
this September - the largest per term enrolment in College history.
Significant increases were seen in both new student (6%) and returning student
(8.4%) enrolments. Enrolment in university transfer was up over 9.1%, while
degree programs increased over 4.5% compared to last year.
    "We are very excited this fall term," said Kevin Paul, Langara College
Dean of Student Support Services. "Enrolment numbers have been rising steadily
over the last three years, and are up markedly this term with an increase of
eight percent over last fall."
    Two new facilities are now available to help accommodate this record
number of students providing additional classroom and study space, food
services, and bookstore and administrative offices.
    "At Langara College, we are committed to providing top quality
educational offerings that address the changing needs of the community. Our
students gain the education employers are looking for at a competitive cost,
making Langara College a clear choice for their post-secondary educational
needs," said Dr. David Ross, President of Langara College.  "This year, with
the launch of the new Canada Line, our campus is more accessible than ever
before."

    Langara College, located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, provides
University Transfer, Career, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to
more than 19,000 students annually. The College's expansive academic breadth
and depth allows students to choose their own educational path. The College
offers three bachelor's degrees as well as a comprehensive variety of
diplomas, certificates, and citations.





For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Ian Humphreys, Ph.D., Director,
Communications & Marketing Services, Langara College, (604) 323-5631,
news@langara.bc.ca

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