ERIC Number: ED475549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Access to Excellence: The Double Cohort Countdown--A Progress Report from Ontario Universities.
Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
The elimination of grade 13 will have a significant impact on enrollment in Ontario universities in the next few years, as two cohorts of high school students, graduates of the old (5-year) and new (4-year) curricula seek admission at the same time. Secondary school reform will have its peek effect on overall university enrollments in Ontario between 2003 and 2004. The surge in enrollment extends beyond the double cohort transition period as the population of 18- to 24-year-olds in increasing, and overall participation rates in higher education are on the rise. Over the next 8 years, enrollment in higher education in Ontario will rise by an estimated 90,000 students, a 27% increase over today's levels. By 2010, more than 420,000 Ontarians will be pursuing university education in the province. This will represent the largest surge in university enrollment since the 1960s and will mark a future in which unprecedented numbers of Ontario citizens will have achieved the advanced level of education that is key to economic competitiveness and societal well-being. Higher education in Ontario must adopt a four-pronged approach to meeting these needs by: (1) hiring more faculty; (2) hiring more staff; (3) enhancing facilities; and (4) acquiring more learning resources. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada