Postsecondary enrolments by institution type, sex and program groups (Both sexes)
|Total, Pan-Canadian Standard Classification of Education (PCSCE)||2,054,943||1,306,110||748,833|
|Upper secondary education||32,277||5,844||26,436|
|Postsecondary short general, career, technical or professional education or equivalent||284,193||16,134||268,059|
|Postsecondary general, career, technical or professional education or equivalent||403,038||72,459||330,576|
|Postsecondary 1st cycle education or equivalent||951,954||921,912||30,045|
|Postsecondary 2nd cycle education or equivalent||156,357||156,246||114|
|Postsecondary 3rd cycle education or equivalent||53,997||53,997||.|
| . : not available for any reference period. |
Notes: All counts are randomly rounded to a multiple of 3 using the following procedure: counts which are already a multiple of 3 are not adjusted; counts one greater than a multiple of 3 are adjusted to the next lowest multiple of 3 with a probability of two-thirds and to the next highest multiple of 3 with a probability of one-third. The probabilities are reversed for counts that are one less than a multiple of 3.
The data are subject to revision.
Figures may not add up because of the exclusion of the "sex unknown" category in the table or because of rounding.
Enrolments are based on students enrolled in the postsecondary institutions at the time of the fall snapshot date, that is, a single date chosen by the institution which falls from September 30th to December 1st. Therefore students who are not enrolled during this time period are excluded and enrolment totals do not represent a full academic year. This has a greater impact on Colleges as they have a continuous intake of students and shorter programs. It should also be noted, enrolments are based on program counts and not student counts. If a student is enrolled in more than one program as of the snapshot date, then all of their programs are included in the count.
The enrolment counts exclude apprenticeship programs.
The Pan-Canadian Student Classification of Education (PCSCE) is a statistical classification for use in the collection and analysis of data on educational activity and the resulting qualifications into aggregate categories that can be compared and interpreted at both national and international levels. The basic units of classification in PCSCE are the educational program (program type) and the related recognized educational qualification (credential type).
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 477-0019.
Last modified: 2016-11-23.
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