2019 student numbers hit new records

This year, EIT has again broken the 2018 record of student numbers.

The institute enrolled close to 10,700 students equating to approximately 5,000 EFTS (equivalent full-time students) compared to 10,325 students (4,800 EFTS) in 2018.

The growth has been registered across EIT’s campuses, particularly in Tairāwhiti and the six regional learning centres. The increase in numbers is reflected in both international and domestic enrolments.

“It is a sign that our learners want to engage and have the confidence in EIT as their educational provider of choice,” says Mark Oldershaw, Deputy Chief Executive.

Early indications show that the student success measures are in line with the top results achieved in the 2018 Educational Performance Indicators Report. They were the best in EIT’s history.

Mark Oldershaw highlights that the number of enrolments for 2020 look promising with the latest figures at a similar level compared to the same period in 2018.

The robust growth is also a result of the broad (and growing) portfolio of industry- and learner-relevant programmes. For 2020, 16 new programmes (including two Degrees, two Masters and three Postgraduate programmes) and nine training schemes have been approved by NZQA. 16 more programmes are awaiting approval and accreditation.

EIT is looking forward to another very busy year in 2020 as student numbers continue to grow.