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March 21, 2017
Student Photo Contest Winners!

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission is delighted to announce the winners of its annual student photo contest.

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February 28, 2017
Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity – Interim Chief Executive Officer

February 27, 2017
Prize draw winners

Congratulations to the 10 lucky winners of our $500 prize draw (amongst the participants) for the Survey of the Class of 2014 Maritime University Graduates! Each prizewinner receives $500.

February 23, 2017
Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity – Policy and Research Analyst (Research and Data) 

February 21, 2017
Call for Applications: University Student Representatives

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) invites interested Maritime university students to submit an application to become a member of its AAU-MPHEC Quality Assurance Committee.

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February 10, 2017
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between November 19, 2016 and February 6, 2017 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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February 8, 2017
Maritime universities see fewer local students enrolling

In 2015-16, 66,850 students were enrolled in Maritime universities, down 2.3% from the previous year. According to a report released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC), enrolment declines were observed in all three provinces, but the underlying trends vary province to province.

Annual Digest | Media Release

January 25, 2017
Planning for university: What recent graduates’ experiences tell us

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) today released an infographic comparing the experiences of recent university graduates to the expectations of today’s high school students. The Commission believes that this information will be helpful to students and their families as they plan their university education.

Media Release | Infographic | Statistical Tables and Methodology

November 25, 2016
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between August 17, 2016 and November 18, 2016 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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November 1, 2016
2015-2016 Enrolment and Credentials Granted statistics

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has posted 2015-2016 enrolment, credentials granted, and full-time equivalent statistics for all public Maritime universities.

Enrolment tables | Credentials granted tables | Open Data: Downloadable database | Full-Year Full-time Equivalents

September 27, 2016
Graduate migration from the Maritime provinces more complex than expected

Maritime universities produce highly qualified and skilled graduates vital to the region’s economy; there is therefore considerable interest in where our graduates choose to live and work. An infographic released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission reveals that six-in-ten graduates are still living in the Maritimes two years after they finish their degrees.

Media Release | Infographic | Statistical Tables and Methodology

September 26, 2016
Student Photo Contest

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is launching its fourth-annual Student Photo Contest. All students enrolled at a Maritime university are eligible to participate by submitting a photo that sums up what a high-quality student experience means to them. Three talented photographers will win cash prizes for their photos. The deadline for submissions is January 18, 2017.

Media Release | More

September 20, 2016
More than four years: time to first bachelor’s degree

An infographic released today shows that, on average, university graduates in the Maritimes take 4.8 years to complete their first degree.

The Commission looked at the records of more than 6,700 students who enrolled in a Maritime university in 2004, right after high school, and graduated by 2012. Three out of four of these graduates completed their first degree at the same university and in the same field of study in which they first enrolled.  The telling statistic is that even these graduates took, on average, not 4, but 4.6 years to complete their first degree.

Media release | Infographic | Statistical Tables and Methodology | Interactive Dashboard | Time-to-degree

September 15, 2016
Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission – Class of 2014 university graduates urged to share experiences in survey

Today, the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission is launching a survey of graduates who obtained a bachelor’s degree from a Maritime university in 2014.

The purpose of the survey is to gather information on graduates’ university experiences, financing education, including debt and repayment experiences, migration patterns and pursuit of further studies.

Graduates contacted as part of the study are strongly urged to participate.

Media Release

September 8, 2016
2016-2017 Tuition Fees

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released 2016-17 Tuition, Ancillary and Residence Fees for all Maritime Universities.

Three tables are available for download

Tuition fees

August 24, 2016
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between May 11, 2016 and August 16, 2016 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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May 31, 2016
Program Proposals Assessed (2015-2016)

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on the 52 program proposals considered in 2015-2016

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May 24, 2016
Class of 2012 Maritime University Graduates: Pathways to Employment

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission’s (MPHEC’s) latest report, drawn from the Commission’s Class of 2012 survey of Maritime University Graduates, provides university-bound students with guidance to assist in critical decision-making about an education intended to prepare them for both further studies and the workforce.

Media Release | Report | Employment Profile

May 13, 2016
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between February 27, 2016 and May 10, 2016 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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April 14, 2016
Winners of the Student Photo Contest!

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission is delighted to announce the winners of its annual student photo contest.

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March 7, 2016
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between December 5, 2015 and February 26, 2016 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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January 27, 2016
Maritime universities see fewer local students enrolling

In 2014-15, 68,427 students were enrolled in Maritime universities, down from 69,664 a year earlier or -1.8%. According to a report released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC), this number has declined 6.1% over ten years.

Annual Digest | Media Release

 

January 25, 2016
Release – Quality Assurance Resource Document on Learning Outcomes

The Commission is pleased to make available a new resource document to assist universities in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes. The document, Writing Learning Outcomes: Principles, Considerations, and Examples, was written by Dr. Jean-François Richard (Associate Vice-President, Academic and Faculty Affairs, Université de Moncton).

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December 9, 2015
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between September 25, 2015 and December 4, 2015 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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December 8, 2015
2014-2015 Full-Year Full-Time Equivalents

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released Full Year Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) and Weighted Full-Time Equivalent (WFTE) statistics for 2014-2015. The Full Year FTE and WFTE are used in the calculation of the New Brunswick Unrestricted Operating Assistance Funding Formula and the Regional Transfer Arrangement.

Four statistical tables are available for download:

Full-Year Full-time Equivalents

November 9, 2015
Do university- and college-bound students have different postsecondary education expectations?

Whether Grade 12 students in the Maritimes choose to go either to university (as almost half of them are doing) or to college, they expect that a quality education will provide them with tangible value and many options, according to a survey done by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC). The Commission has released an infographic exploring the similarities and differences between the expectations of those who are university-bound or heading for college.

Media release | Infographic | Statistical tables and methodology

November 2, 2015
2014-2015 Enrolment and Credentials Granted

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has posted 2014-2015 statistics on enrolment and credentials granted for all public Maritime universities. Statistical tables and databases are available for download:

Enrolment | Credentials Granted | Open Data: Downloadable databases

October 2, 2015
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between July 9, 2015 and September 24, 2015 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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September 30, 2015
Annual Report - Year in Review: 2014-2015

Annual Report - Year in Review: 2014-2015
   APPENDICES (available online only)
       A. Audited Financial Statements
       B. Membership of Commission and its Committees
       C. Assessments Conducted Under the Provincial Degree Granting Acts 

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September 29, 2015
Graduates satisfied with first degrees: Arts degrees leading the way in meeting students’ expectations

When Maritime students finish their first degree, most of them look back with satisfaction on the investment of money and time they have made, according to a survey done by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC). The Commission has released an infographic presenting what first-degree graduates think, two years on from their times as undergrads.

Media release | Infographic | Statistical tables and methodology | Profile of Class of 2012 First Degree Holders and Methodological Notes

September 23, 2015
Student Photo Contest

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) once again invites students to pick up their cameras or smartphones to capture in a vivid image their view of a high-quality student experience. Contest participants have a chance to win one of three cash prizes. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2016.

Media Release | More

September 8, 2015
Higher Education Expectations: The View from Grade 12 Provincial Tables

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released Higher Education Expectations: The View from Grade 12: Provincial Tables.

The document is available for download:

Provincial tables

This document is a companion to:

Higher Education Expectations: The view from Grade 12

September 1, 2015
Why Grade 12 Students Choose University

When Grade 12 students in the Maritimes choose to go to university (as almost half of them are doing) they have an eye to the long-term, according to a survey done by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC). The Commission has released an infographic exploring what drives Grade 12 students’ university-education expectations and choices.

Media release | Why grade 12 students choose university | Infographic | Statistical tables and methodology

August 28, 2015
2015-2016 Tuition Fees

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released 2015-16 Tuition, Ancillary and Residence Fees for all Maritime Universities.

Three tables are available for download

Tuition fees

July 14, 2015
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between April 14, 2015 and July 8, 2015 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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June 22, 2015
Program Proposals Assessed (2014-2015)

The Maritimes Provinces Higher Education Commission is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on the 48 program proposals considered in 2014-2015

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June 8, 2015
Student Progression and Mobility

The MPHEC today released new data on student progression and mobility in Maritime universities. The statistics in the report Student Progression in the Maritime University System provide persistence and graduation rates for more than 100,000 students who started their post-secondary studies directly after high school at a Maritime university between 2001 and 2011.

Media releasePersistence and Graduation | Infographic | Statistical tables 

May 26, 2015
Open Data

In keeping with trends toward open data and to reach even more stakeholders, the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is releasing its open data sets on enrolment and credentials in more formats.

Media Release | License and data

 

April 23, 2015
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between February 6, 2015 and April 13, 2015 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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April 13, 2015
Higher Education Expectations: The View from Grade 12

Nine-in-ten Maritime high school students intend to seek higher education; university number one choice

Media Release | Report

March 30, 2015
Winners of the Student Photo & Video Contest!

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission is delighted to announce the successful entries in its second annual student photo and video contest. 

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March 10, 2015
Employment Opportunity: Data Analyst - Co-op/Summer Student

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, located in Fredericton, NB, is currently seeking an individual to fill the following position: Data Analyst - Co-op/Summer Student.

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February 23, 2015
Maritime university enrolment weakening

After four years of year-over-year increases, Maritime university enrolment fell by 1.1% in 2013-14, to 69,664 students.  According to a report released today (Annual Digest: University Enrolment 2013-2014) by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, there were 3000 fewer university students—a 4.1% decrease—compared to 10 years earlier.

Media Release | Annual Digest

February 12, 2015
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between December 6, 2014 and February 5, 2015 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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February 9, 2015
Prize draw winners

Congratulations to the 10 lucky winners of our prize draw (amongst the participants) for the Survey of the Class of 2012 Maritime University Graduates! 

Graduate Outcomes Survey program information

December 8, 2014
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between September 16, 2014 and December 5, 2014 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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November 26, 2014
2013-2014 Full-Year Full-Time Equivalents

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released Full Year Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) and Weighted Full-Time Equivalent (WFTE) statistics for 2013-2014. The Full Year FTE and WFTE are used in the calculation of the New Brunswick Unrestricted Operating Assistance Funding Formula and the Regional Transfer Arrangement.

Four statistical tables are available for download:

Full-Year Full-time Equivalents

November 12, 2014
2013-2014 Enrolment and Credentials Granted

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released 2013-2014 statistics on enrolment and credentials granted for all public Maritime universities. Statistical tables and databases are available for download:

Enrolment | Credentials Granted

October 7, 2014
Annual Report - Year in Review: 2013-2014

Annual Report - Year in Review: 2013-2014
   APPENDICES (available online only)
       A. Audited Financial Statements
       B. Membership of Commission and its Committees
       C. Program Proposals Considered for Approval 2013-2014

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September 29, 2014
Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission – Class of 2012 university graduates urged to share experiences in survey

Today, the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission is launching a survey of graduates who obtained a bachelor’s degree from a Maritime university in 2012.

The purpose of the survey is to gather information on graduates’ university experiences, financing education, including debt and repayment experiences, migration patterns and pursuit of further studies.

Graduates contacted as part of the study are strongly urged to participate.

Media Release

September 25, 2014
Student Photo and Video Contest

Due to the enthusiastic response to its 2013-2014 inaugural Student Photo and Video Contest, the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) invites students again this year to participate in a competition to highlight the benefits of their experience at regional universities. Students enrolled in Maritime universities may submit entries to this year’s Contest for a chance to win one of four cash prizes. 

Media Release | More

September 17, 2014
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between June 1, 2014 and September 15, 2014 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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September 4, 2014
Maritime university tuition fees increase 3 percent

According to figures released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, tuition fees for undergraduate Arts and Sciences programs in Maritime universities this fall range between $5,520 and $7,488, increasing on average 3 percent in nearly all universities. By comparison, in June 2014, inflation stood at 2.4 percent in Canada.

“Although nearly all universities have increased their tuition fees by the same proportion, there still remains quite a bit of variation in tuition fees from one institution to another” noted Mireille Duguay, Commission CEO, adding “Over the last 10 years however, the differences have narrowed between the tuition fees charged by Maritime universities. The difference from the lowest to the highest tuition fees this year is approximately $1900 in Arts and Sciences, while a decade ago it was over $3500.”

Media release | Tables

June 9, 2014
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between March 29, 2014 and May 21, 2014 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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June 3, 2014
Fewer Maritimers choosing to attend university compared to decade ago

Updated statistics released today by the MPHEC show that demand for university education has declined among Maritimers since 2003-04 and has shown little indication of rebounding since the Commission last reported on this trend.

Revised Media Release | Tables

 

May 12, 2014
Annual Digest: Credentials Granted 2012

Maritime universities granted over 15,000 degrees, diplomas and certificates in 2012.  According to a report released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission the number of university credentials granted, which had been decreasing since its peak five years ago, is now stabilizing. 

 “With the increase in the number of international students in the last few years, we are just starting to see the downward trend reverse”, says Commission CEO Mireille Duguay. “One in eight degrees granted was awarded to an international student in 2012, and that proportion is expected to grow in the coming years.”

Media Release | Annual Digest

 

May 1, 2014
Student Photo & Video Contest Winners

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is delighted to announce the six winners of its Student Photo & Video Contest: “The Student Experience.” 

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April 7, 2014
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between January 7, 2014 and March 28, 2014 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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February 25, 2014
Annual Digest: University Enrolment 2012-2013

In 2012-13, 70,433 students were enrolled in Maritime universities. A report released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission shows that, while the overall number of students remained stable in 2012-13, the make-up of the student population continues to change.

Media Release | Annual Digest

January 16, 2014
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between September 4, 2013 and January 6, 2014 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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November 8, 2013
Revised 2013-2014 Tuition Fee Tables

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released an update to the 2013-2014 tuition tables published on September 4th, 2013. Table A: “Undergraduate Arts and Sciences Full-time Tuition Fees and Provincial Tuition Rebates/Bursaries” has been modified to reflect the revised undergraduate tuition fees at St. Thomas University. There are no other changes to the previously published tuition, ancillary and residence fee tables.

Tables

November 1, 2013
2012-2013 Enrolment, FTE and Credentials Granted Statistics

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released 2012-2013 statistics on enrolment, credentials granted and full-time equivalents for all public Maritime universities. Statistical tables and databases are available for download:

Enrolment | Credentials Granted | Full Year Full Time Equivalents 

October 23, 2013
Student Photo & Video Contest

As part of its 40th Anniversary celebrations, the MPHEC invites students enrolled  in a Maritime university to enter its 2013-2014 Student Photo & Video Contest.   To do so, submit a photograph or video (maximum 30 seconds) that you believe  best represents “The Student Experience” and our three favourite photos and  three favourite videos will win cash prizes. 

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September 30, 2013
Annual Report - Year in Review: 2012-2013

Annual Report - Year in Review: 2012-2013
   APPENDICES (available online only)
       A. Audited Financial Statements
       B. Membership of Commission and its Committees
       C. Program Proposals Considered for Approval 2012-2013

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September 11, 2013
Consultation Report - Students at the Heart: Stakeholder Reactions to the MPHEC’s Proposed Approach to Quality Assurance at Maritime Universities

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission is releasing the Consultation Report - Students at the Heart: Stakeholder Reactions to the MPHEC’s Proposed Approach to Quality Assurance at Maritime Universities.

As per its mandate, the Commission validates the extent to which institutions are reviewing their programs and services with a focus on students and learning. To ensure its efforts in this area are in line with stakeholders’ needs and expectations, the Commission launched a consultation process (i.e., release of a discussion paper, hosting a forum on quality assurance). An overview of the feedback received through these efforts is outlined in the consultation report.

Consultation Report

September 6, 2013
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between May 4, 2013 and September 3, 2013 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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September 4, 2013
Employment Opportunity

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, located in Fredericton, NB, is seeking an individual to fill the following position: Policy and Research Analyst.

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September 4, 2013
Students in Maritime universities see tuition fees rise

According to figures released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, tuition fees paid by undergraduate arts and science students in Maritime universities in 2013-2014 increased between 2.1 and 8.8 per cent over last year while the inflation rate was 1.3 per cent for July.

Commission CEO, Mireille Duguay, said: “For most students, the price of tuition and additional mandatory fees like student association, athletic and campus renewal fees are top-of-mind when it comes to adding up the costs of education.  The tables released today by the Commission are a useful tool for students and their parents in working out some of these basic costs.”

Media release | Tables

June 10, 2013
Annual Digest: Credentials Granted 2011

While Maritime universities grant fewer undergraduate degrees, the popularity of Master's degrees is on the rise. According to a report released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission the number of undergraduate degrees granted by universities in the region decreased by 7% between 2006 and 2011.

"That decrease reflects a dip in enrolment that occurred four to five years earlier", says Commission CEO Mireille Duguay.

Ms. Duguay also points out that: "At the graduate level, the trend is different. Over the same period, the number of Master’s degrees granted increased by 14% and the number of PhDs, has remained stable at around 160 per year."

Media Release | Annual Digest

 

May 13, 2013
Annual Digest: University Enrolment 2011-2012

Enrolment in Maritime universities reached 70,328 students in 2011-12, seven per cent higher than a decade ago. According to a report released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, the increase was accompanied by a change in the student profile.

Media Release | Annual Digest

May 2, 2013
Assessment of Academic Programs Prior to Implementation

The Commission has updated its quality assurance policy, Assessment of Academic Programs Prior to Implementation.

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March 6, 2013
2011 Credentials Granted Statistics

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released 2011 Credentials Granted statistics for public Maritime universities. The statistics are generated from the MPHEC Postsecondary Student Information (PSIS) database.

Credentials Granted

February 26, 2013
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between October 11, 2012 and February 15, 2013 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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January 30, 2013
Program Proposals – Information Requirements

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) will be releasing its updated quality assurance policy, Assessment of Academic Programs Prior to Implementation, early in 2013.

In the interim, the following updated documents are available:

  • Information Requirements for Proposals for New Undergraduate Programs
  • Information Requirements for Proposals for New Graduate Programs
  • Information Requirements for Proposals to Modify Programs
  • Information Requirements for Proposals to Terminate Programs
  • Guidelines for the Selection of External Program Assessors
  • Generic Terms of Reference for External Consultants
  • Guidelines for Information to be Included in Faculty Curriculum Vitae

The new Information Requirements should be used for programs currently under development. For the time being, and until further notice, proposals already under development can still be submitted according to the Commission’s 2005 (or later) Information Requirements.

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January 14, 2013
Portable Learning: University Students Granted Credit for Prior Post-Secondary Education

In a report released today, the MPHEC publishes the first benchmarks on credit transfer in the region's universities. The study reveals that close to 20% of the new students receive credits for courses completed at another university or college, and more than half of these students transfer into their second year of university or higher.

Media Release | Report | Related Tables

May 9, 2013
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between February 16, 2013 and May 3, 2013 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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January 8, 2013
Consultation: Quality Assurance Monitoring Process

The Commission is releasing the discussion paper, Students at the Heart: Quality Assurance at Maritime Universities to launch a consultation process on the proposed approach to its second cycle of the quality assurance monitoring process, which involves the validation by the Commission of the universities’ quality assurance policies and procedures against collaboratively defined Standards.

Discussion Paper

To provide input:

First, the Commission is seeking input through written response to the seven main questions raised in the discussion paper (deadline: February 15, 2013).

Consultation Questionnaire

Second, a regional forum will be held on March 25, 2013 with all interested groups to reflect upon the input received in the first phase of consultation and to provide an opportunity for greater dialogue.

Registration Form

December 19, 2012
2011-2012 Enrolment and Full Year FTE Statistics

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released 2011-2012 Enrolment and Full Year Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) and Weighted Full-Time Equivalent (WFTE) statistics for public Maritime universities. The Full Year FTE and WFTE are used in the calculation of the New Brunswick Unrestricted Operating Assistance Funding Formula and the Regional Transfer Arrangement.

Enrolment and FTE statistics are generated from the MPHEC Postsecondary Student Information (PSIS) database.

Enrolment | Full Year Full Time Equivalents

October 15, 2012
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between July 11, 2012 and October 10, 2012 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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October 9, 2012
2012-13 Tuition, Ancillary and Residence Fees

According to figures released today, tuition fees paid by undergraduate arts and science students in Maritime universities in 2012-2013 range between $4,945 and $7,257. “With fees varying by more than $2,000 among Maritime universities, it means that students considering costs as part of their decision-making do have a few options,” said Mireille Duguay, CEO of the MPHEC.

“For many students, the price of tuition is a key factor in making choices about enrolling and in deciding how to finance their education. An increase is a challenge. The tables released today by the Commission are a useful tool for students and their parents in working out some basic costs.” said Ms. Duguay.

Compared to last year, tuition fees have risen between 2.5 and 4 per cent.

Media release | Tables

October 5, 2012
Annual Report - Year in Review: 2011-2012

Annual Report - Year in Review: 2011-2012
   APPENDICES (available online only)
       A. Audited Financial Statements
       B. Membership of Commission and its Committees
       C. Publications and Releases
       D. Program Proposals Considered for Approval 2011-2012

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September 27, 2012
Call for Applications: University Student Representatives

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) invites interested Maritime university students to submit an application to become a member of one of its advisory committees.

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July 13, 2012
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between May 3, 2012 to July 10, 2012 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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June 27, 2012
2011-12 Undergraduate Ancillary and Residence Fee Statistics

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released 2011-12 undergraduate ancillary and residence fee statistics for all public Maritime Universities.

Table | More

May 30, 2012
International Students in Maritime Universities

Maritime universities are increasing in popularity among international students. According to a report released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, the number of international students enrolling in the region's universities has more than doubled in the last decade. International students now represent more than one in ten students, up from one in twenty ten years ago.

Media release | Report | Related Tables

May 4, 2012
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between February 25, 2012 to May 2, 2012 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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April 19, 2012
Employment Opportunity

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, located in Fredericton, NB, is currently seeking an individual to fill the following position: Policy and Research Assistant – Short-term Contract Position.

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April 2, 2012
Multi-Year Business Plan

The Multi-Year Business Plan is intended to provide stakeholders with an understanding of the Commission's role, focus and priorities during the following three fiscal years.

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March 29, 2012
Call for Applications: University Student Representatives

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) invites interested Maritime university students to submit an application to become a member of one of its advisory committees.

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March 28, 2012
Annual Digest: Enrolment and Credentials Granted - 2010-2011

Despite a decrease in the number of Maritimers in the region’s universities, the total number of students has increased in recent years. According to statistics released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, the growth in enrolment in Maritime universities has been fuelled by an increase in the number of students from outside the region as well as an increase in the number of graduate programs.

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March 2, 2012
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between December 1, 2011 to February 24, 2012 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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February 7, 2012
Is Demand for University Education Shrinking Among Maritimers?

Fewer Maritimers have been enrolling in the region’s universities in recent years, largely the result of flattening demand after the peak in 2004, reveals a report released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission.

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December 8, 2011
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between September 15, 2011 to December 1, 2011 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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December 5, 2011
2010-2011 Full-Year Full-Time Equivalent Data

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released the Full Year Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) and Weighted Full-Time Equivalent (WFTE) data for 2010-2011. The Full Year FTE and WFTE are used in the calculation of the New Brunswick Unrestricted Operating Assistance Funding Formula and the Regional Transfer Arrangement.

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November 18, 2011
New high-speed network improves NB’s research and educational capacity

The NB/PEI Educational Computer Network (ECN) and its partners will announce the NB Optical Regional Advanced Network (ORAN), a new high-speed research and education network, as well as celebrate the ECN’s 40th anniversary on Friday, November 18, 2011 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

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November 3, 2011
2010-2011 Enrolment and Credentials Granted Statistics

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released 2010-2011 enrolment and credentials granted statistics for all public Maritime Universities. Thirteen tables and three databases are available for download:

Enrolment | Credentials Granted

October 8, 2011
Annual Report - Year in Review: 2010-2011

Annual Report - Year in Review: 2010-2011
   APPENDICES (available online only)
       A. Audited Financial Statements
       B. Membership of Commission and its Committees
       C. Publications and Releases
       D. Program Proposals Considered for Approval 2010-2011

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October 6, 2011
2011-12 Tuition Fees

According to figures released today, October 6, 2011, by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, after three years of stability, tuition fees at Maritime universities did increase this year.

Tuition fees for an undergraduate arts program for 2011-12 range from $4,770 to $6,920, while tuition fees for an undergraduate science program range from $4,950 to $7,044, up 3 per cent from last year, on par with the inflation rate.

"The cost of education is front and center among the concerns of students and their parents." said Mireille Duguay, CEO of the MPHEC. "Since tuition fees in the region vary by program, by institution, and by province, the information released today will assist students and parents in decision-making".

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September 21, 2011
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between June 22, 2011 to September 14, 2011 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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June 24, 2011
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between April 26, 2011 to June 21, 2011 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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April 28, 2011
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between February 5, 2011 to April 25, 2011 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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April 8, 2011
Consultation: Graduate Survey Program

With the release in January 2011 of its Two Years On: A Survey of Class of 2007 Maritime University Graduates the Commission entered the fifteenth year of its graduate survey program, which began in 1996 with a pilot survey of the Class of 1995. The Commission is presently conducting a comprehensive review to ensure that the program continues to be relevant and delivers value to stakeholders. A crucial ingredient in the review process is consultation with our stakeholders; your input will help us prepare a plan for the program's future that will not only clearly demonstrate its continuing relevance and utility, but that will also secure its endurance.

To begin the consultation process, we would like to first provide you some 'food for thought'. Attached is a discussion paper, Shaping the Future of the Maritime University Graduate Survey Program. In the second stage of the consultation process, we would like to seek your feedback and input.

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March 14, 2011
Consultation: Academic Program Assessment

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission is in the process of updating its Policy on Quality Assurance as it pertains to the program assessment process.

A preliminary version of the update can be found below. The MPHEC encourages stakeholders to submit comments on the Policy (email: mphec@mphec.ca; phone: (506) 453-2844); input received will be considered in development of the final version, scheduled for late 2011.

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February 9, 2011
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between August 14, 2010 and February 4, 2011 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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January 18, 2011
Release: Two Years On: A Survey of Class of 2007 Maritime University Graduates

95% of Maritime university graduates satisfied with quality of teaching, says a report released today, January 18, 2011. Survey also reports on employment outcomes and financial status for those who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2007.

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December 6, 2010
Call for Applications: University Student Representatives

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) invites interested Maritime university students to submit an application to become a member of one of its advisory committees.

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November 8, 2010
2009-2010 Full-Year Full-Time Equivalent Data

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released the Full Year Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) and Weighted Full-Time Equivalent (WFTE) data for 2009-2010. The Full Year FTE and WFTE are used in the calculation of the New Brunswick Unrestricted Operating Assistance Funding Formula and the Regional Transfer Arrangement.

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October 28, 2010
Release: 2009-2010 Enrolment and Credentials Granted Statistics

Overall enrolment at Maritime universities was up 1.5 per cent in 2009-10, with 70 per cent of students coming from the region, according to statistics released today, by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission.

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October 18, 2010
Assessment of the Effectiveness and Benefits of Articulated Programs in the Maritimes

Bachelor programs offered jointly by universities and community colleges in the Maritimes are effective as long as the proper mechanisms are in place to ensure program integration and a smooth transition between institutions, according to a report released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission.

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August 31, 2010
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between May 29, 2010 and August 13, 2010 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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August 31, 2010
Survey of 2010-11 Tuition Fees at Maritime Universities

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released the survey of 2010-11 undergraduate arts tuition fees, ancillary fees and room and board costs at public Maritime Universities.

There is currently a tuition freeze in place for New Brunswick, where the average undergraduate tuition fees remain at $5,423, and in Nova Scotia where the fees remain at $5,922. Tuition fees increased by 3.2% over the last year in Prince Edward Island, but they remain the lowest of the three provinces at $4,860 for the 2010-11 academic year.

Ancillary fees, which include student union fees, health insurance and other fees such as athletic, society and technology fees remain relatively unchanged in the region. Total undergraduate tuition fees, including ancillary fees, increased by 0.2% in New Brunswick, 2.6% in Prince Edward Island and did not change in Nova Scotia.

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August 26, 2010
Government takes action to protect students

Lansbridge University will no longer be able to operate as a post-secondary degree-granting institution in New Brunswick following the revocation of its designation permitting it to offer an online Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree, an Executive MBA degree as well as a joint Executive MBA and Master of Science program. For more information, please refer to the full news release from the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.

June 23, 2010
Release: Five Years On: A Survey of Class of 2003 Maritime University Graduates

Seventy per cent of Maritime University graduates who earned their first degree in 2003 opted to enrol in a second educational program within five years, says a report released today, June 23, 2010.

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April 29, 2010
Employment Opportunities: Bilingual Administrative Assistant

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, located in Fredericton, NB, is currently seeking an individual to fill the following position: Bilingual Administrative Assistant.

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April 29, 2010
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. The list of program proposals considered between January 23, 2010 and April 9, 2010 has now been posted to the Commission web site.

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March 3, 2010
Employment Opportunities: Data Analyst - Co-op/Summer Student

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, located in Fredericton, NB, is currently seeking an individual to fill the following position: Data Analyst - Co-op/Summer Student.

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February 18, 2010
Release: Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures in Maritime Universities

The overall monitoring process has now been completed for the universities within the Commission's scope. The report, Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures in Maritime Universities, released today, February 18, 2010, highlights the commitment of institutions to quality, and aims to assist universities in improving their quality assurance practices and procedures.

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May 12, 2016
Programs Under Review

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) is pleased to provide its stakeholders with electronic access to information on program proposals undergoing Commission review. Stakeholders can now view a list of proposals submitted to the Commission, including a brief description of the proposed program(s), the type of assessment being carried out, as well as the Commission decision.

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February 3, 2010
Release: Student Progression within University of First Entry: Persistence and Graduation

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission's report, Student Progression within University of First Entry: Persistence and Graduation found that almost eighty percent of Maritime students remain enrolled at the same university a year after admission and almost 60 per cent graduate within six years, according to a report released today, February 3, 2010.

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January 6, 2010
Release: Assessment of the Atlantic School of Theology's Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures (This document is available in the working language of the institution only)

The objective of the monitoring process is to ascertain that the procedures used by institutions to assess the quality of existing programs, and other functions as appropriate, are performing adequately as quality control and quality improvement mechanisms.

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November 26, 2009
2008-2009 Full-Year Full-Time Equivalent Data released

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released the Full Year Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) and Weighted Full-Time Equivalent (WFTE) data for 2008-2009. The Full Year FTE and WFTE are used in the calculation of the New Brunswick Unrestricted Operating Assistance Funding Formula and the Regional Transfer Arrangement.

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October 29, 2009
Release: 2008-2009 Enrolments and Credentials Granted Statistics

The student population in Maritime Universities is becoming increasingly diverse according to statistics released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission.

The Commission has released 2008-2009 University Enrolment and Credentials granted data for all public Maritime Universities.

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October 28, 2009
Reminder: Suspended Process

As per the Commission's Policy on Quality Assurance (page 12), the timeframe for the cursory review of program proposals is suspended from November 30th to January 1st inclusive. All program proposals received during this period will be held in abeyance and will not be distributed to the system for comment until the review process resumes on January 4, 2010.

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October 26, 2009
Maritime University Graduate Survey Launched

A survey of Class of 2007 Maritime university graduates has been launched, the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission announced today, October 26, 2009. The survey will collect information about graduates' experiences in work, further study, and managing student loan repayment.

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October 22, 2009
Call for Applications: University Student Representatives

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC) invites interested Maritime university students to submit an application to become a member of one of its advisory committees.

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October 7, 2009
Survey of 2009-10 Tuition Fees at Maritime Universities

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released the survey of 2009-10 undergraduate arts tuition fees, ancillary fees and room and board costs at public Maritime Universities.

There is currently a tuition freeze in place for New Brunswick, where the average undergraduate tuition fees remain at $5,423, and in Nova Scotia where the fees remain at $5,863. Tuition fees increased by 4% over the last year in Prince Edward Island, but they remain the lowest in the Maritimes at $4,710 for the 2009-10 academic year. While tuition fees remained unchanged in two of the three Maritime provinces, ancillary fees, which include student union fees, health insurance and other fees such as athletic, society and technology fees have increased. Total undergraduate tuition fees, including ancillary fees, increased by 1.1% in New Brunswick, 0.2% in Nova Scotia and 4% in Prince Edward Island.

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October 1, 2009
Release: Assessment of Nova Scotia Agricultural College's Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures (This document is available in the working language of the institution only)

The objective of the monitoring process is to ascertain that the procedures used by institutions to assess the quality of existing programs, and other functions as appropriate, are performing adequately as quality control and quality improvement mechanisms.

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October 1, 2009
Release: Assessment of St. Francis Xavier University's Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures (This document is available in the working language of the institution only)

The objective of the monitoring process is to ascertain that the procedures used by institutions to assess the quality of existing programs, and other functions as appropriate, are performing adequately as quality control and quality improvement mechanisms.

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October 1, 2009
Release: Assessment of The University of King's College's Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures (This document is available in the working language of the institution only)

The objective of the monitoring process is to ascertain that the procedures used by institutions to assess the quality of existing programs, and other functions as appropriate, are performing adequately as quality control and quality improvement mechanisms.

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June 25, 2009
Release: Assessment of Cape Breton University's Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures (This document is available in the working language of the institution only)

The objective of the monitoring process is to ascertain that the procedures used by institutions to assess the quality of existing programs, and other functions as appropriate, are performing adequately as quality control and quality improvement mechanisms.

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June 24, 2009
Release: University Participation: A Maritime Perspective

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission's report, University Participation: A Maritime Perspective, found that universities in the region attract high numbers of students from within and outside the Maritimes, and a high proportion of Maritime youth (age 18-24) attend university here or elsewhere in Canada.

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April 24, 2009
Release: Assessment of the University of Prince Edward Island's Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures (This document is available in the working language of the institution only)

The objective of the monitoring process is to ascertain that the procedures used by institutions to assess the quality of existing programs, and other functions as appropriate, are performing adequately as quality control and quality improvement mechanisms.

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March 23, 2009
Release: Assessment of Mount Saint Vincent University's Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures (This document is available in the working language of the institution only)

The objective of the monitoring process is to ascertain that the procedures used by institutions to assess the quality of existing programs, and other functions as appropriate, are performing adequately as quality control and quality improvement mechanisms.

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February 19, 2009
Release: Measures of University Participation

Some indications of why university participation in the Maritime provinces is considerably higher than the national average can be found in a set of 10 measures of participation released today by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission.

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January 28, 2009
Release: 2007 Credentials Granted

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has released validated 2007 credentials granted statistics for all public Maritime universities. Updated statistical tables and a database are available for download.

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December 10, 2008
Release: 2007-2008 Enrolment Statistics

Enrolment at Maritime universities decreased two per cent between 2006-2007 and 2007-2008, the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission announced today, December 10, 2008.

The Commission has released final 2007-2008 statistics on enrolment at all public Maritime universities.

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November 25, 2008
Release: Research and Development Funding

Spending on research and development has increased by almost 9 per cent in the Maritime provinces between 2004 and 2005, the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission announced today, November 25, 2008.

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November 12, 2008
Maritime University Graduate Survey Launched

A survey of Class of 2003 Maritime university graduates to collect information on experiences in work, further study and managing student-loan repayment has been launched, the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission announced today, November 12, 2008.

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October 27, 2008
New MPHEC web site

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission is launching a redesigned website today. The new site simplifies access to all of our information, now includes often requested documents such as media releases and presentations, and provides new features such as the ability to subscribe to an RSS feed.

Enrolment and credentials granted data tables have olso been redesigned to simplify the access to data. Detailed statistics remain available in downloadable databases. We have also introduced the "MPHEC Quick Facts" which provides a summary of the change in key Maritime University statistics at the provincial level.

Please visit our new web site at: www.mphec.ca

June 25, 2008
Release: Outcomes of Rural and Urban Maritime University Graduates

Rural residents have good access to universities and enjoy the same success rates as their urban counterparts, a study released today, June 25, 2008, by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission has found.

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June 25, 2008
Update of Selected Enrolment Tables and Figures

Today, June 25, 2008, we are releasing an update of selected tables and figures from Surveying the Enrolment Landscape: Factors and Trends in Maritime University Enrolment (published June 2007).

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