scoop.co.nz 17 Mar, 2021 02:45 am

Domestic Enrolments Up 35% At Lincoln University

Domestic Enrolments Up 35% At Lincoln University
The numbers of domestic students enrolled at Lincoln University for Semester 1 are substantially higher than at the same time last year. A total of 894 domestic equivalent full-time students (EFTS) are enrolled at the University, an increase of 231, or ...

A total of 894 domestic equivalent full-time students (EFTS) are enrolled at the University, an increase of 231, or 35%, over the 2020 Semester 1 domestic EFTS total.” Six of Lincoln’s sub-degree programmes, in its specialist fields of food and fibre, became fees-free when the Government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund took effect in Semester 2 2020.Lincoln has also recorded its highest total of Māori students since before 2010, with 161 students, an increase of 17% since Semester 1 2020.Lincoln University’s 2021 programmes recording the largest increase of domestic EFTS on Semester 1 2020 are: agriculture/horticulture with a 23% increase; landscape architecture with a 15% increase; viticulture and management/commerce are both up by 11%; and environmental studies have increased by 9%.

Professor McKenzie explains, “Lincoln introduced tuition fee waivers in mid-2020 on a number of our postgraduate programmes, including taught Master’s degrees, to encourage people to gain the knowledge and skills to contribute to a more productive and sustainable future.“Our strategies to remove barriers to study and to innovate our study programmes have yielded positive results, with our domestic student numbers at a 10-year high and a vibrant and buoyant atmosphere on campus,” says Professor McKenzie.

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