Nov 19th, 2010 by sarah
I have a researcher looking for the number of students (headcount) in individual Universities in Canada (e.g. St. Mary’s, Dalhousie, University of Toronto, St. FX, etc, etc.). The researcher is also looking for number of students in these Universities broken down by the faculty they are studying in (e.g. Biology, History, Medicine, etc, etc.).
If anyone knows where I can find this information, please let me know.
The FTE enrolments by university figures that are in the publications on the Canadian Association of University Teachers website (see their Almanac) may be of interest to the researcher.
We have university enrolments by province in the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) tables in the DLI collection (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dli-ild/data-donnees/ftp/psis-siep-eng.htm) and StatCan can produce university enrolments by institution as a custom tabulation. I have asked our education consultants to confirm if enrolments by field and by university are also available and will let you know as soon as this is confirmed.
We have a Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) table in the DLI collection that provides University enrolments, by province of study and by field of study, annual (number), 1992-1993 to 2008-2009 (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dli-ild/data-donnees/ftp/psis-siep-eng.htm). It doesn’t include data by institution however.
University enrolments by institution and by field of study can be produced on a custom basis. The minimum cost for one year of data (2008-2009) would be $150. If this is of interest to your client, I will refer you to an Account-Executive in the Western region who can provide an official quote for these custom data.
I hope that these sources and the ones suggested below are helpful.