Enrollment at Northwest Community College is up.
The school says student numbers this fall will be the highest since 2011.
Justin Kohlman is with NWCC and says enrollment is up overall with some programs getting more interest than others.
He says this isn’t just a one-off increase but is part of a larger growth plan.
Last year, the school was facing a budget crunch and saw some courses put on hold.
Kohlman says they’re taking a look at how rising enrollment will affect courses.
There’s also an increase in the number who international students.
Kohlman says while international enrollment isn’t driven by a financial motivation, they help the bottom line.
Overall, the college will see a 12% increase in student numbers.
A recent survey by the province shows 97% of students who graduated from the school are satisfied with the education they received.