The university welcomed 347 new students this fall, matching last year’s incoming class. Total enrolment reached 1,089 students, marking an all-time high for Redeemer, and topping last year’s total enrolment of 1,014. This year marks the fourth fall intake since tuition and fee restructuring in 2019, which has consistently seen large incoming classes while smaller classes graduate out.
Redeemer has experienced enrolment growth of 58 per cent over four years, and the university is committed to keeping tuition affordable moving forward. Redeemer is also thinking strategically and innovatively about its program array and delivery. It is exploring adding graduate degrees and new undergraduate degrees, growing existing programs and reviewing the potential uses of technology for instruction. These efforts are designed to ensure that Redeemer remains relevant and affordable in the context of a shifting higher education landscape. In 2020, Redeemer gained authority from the provincial government to grant 20 new possible degrees and officially change the school’s name to Redeemer University. Since then, a bachelor of business administration and a bachelor of kinesiology have been added to the university’s degree offerings and two new music majors and a law and public policy minor are also being offered.
It’s exciting to see more and more students choose a Redeemer University education.
“It’s exciting to see more and more students choose a Redeemer University education,” says president Dr. David Zietsma. “We must continue to find ways to ensure that the academic program remains faithful to the mission of a holistic university education firmly grounded in a Christian perspective, while developing programs in ways that make sense for today’s students and the kind of world those students enter when they graduate from Redeemer.”
The incoming class of 347 students includes 276 undergraduate, 58 bachelor of education and 13 gap year students in Redeemer’s Act Five program. Total enrolment is up 7.4 per cent over last year.
The number of students living on campus has also reached an all-time high of 505. This academic year marks the first full year with the new Charis Live and Learn Centre in operation. The Charis Centre comprises student housing and lounge areas as well as Redeemer’s new Innovation Centre, makerspace, Career Centre, classrooms and breakout spaces.