Enrollment in faculties of agriculture in Canada has been influenced by major world events during the last 40 years. Following record high enrollment in undergraduate programs during the period 1946 through 1951 as a result of a large influx of World War II veterans, enrollment returned to prewar levels during the mid to late 1950's. Modest upward trends were observed throughout the 1960's and into the early 1970's. Most faculties experienced a major increase in enrollment that commenced with the significant increases in world grain prices commencing in 1973. Rapid growth continued throughout the 1970's as an increasing proportion of women entered programs in agricultural science and as an increasing number of students became interested in the management of environmental and natural resources in addition to the traditional programs in production agriculture.



enrollment, Canadian faculties, general trends

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