Cape Breton University

Flow of international student population in CBU is leading to major growth in revenue

When it comes to the enrolment process of a student at Cape Breton University(CBU), this University has been charging advance comparative to the other post-secondary institutions in the region.

CBU received an increase of 44% in its full-time undergraduate courses as compared to the last year, to 3,187 in September 2018 from 2,213 in September 2017.

It’s only due to an influx of international students in CBU.

Alex Usher, President at Consulting Firm Higher Education Strategy Associates said that he has no words to express that how big and good deal this is. He also told that he doubts that if any university in Canada has seen one year increase which is big in more than 40 years.

Alex also commented in a recent blog with the title “Good Lord Cape Breton.”

In fact, in this time period of one year, Cape Breton accounted growth of more than half of international students from Atlantic Canada.

More 500 students at CBU this month

CBU enrolled 500 more international students in advance of the upcoming semester in winter. And now university’s student body has more than international students.

Students from other countries pay twice for per course like domestic students. This makes a gross revenue lift of around $7 million, said Gordon MacInnis, Vice president of finance and operations at CBU.

Generated revenue helped CBU weather has decline in dwindling government funding and domestic enrolments. Now, this University is getting more revenue from the international students as compared to the other provinces.

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