Facts & Figures

 

An overview of Atlantic Canada’s universities:
 
  • 16 universities (in 25 communities across Atlantic Canada)
  • 74,000 full-time students
  • 14,600 part-time students
  • 16,261 faculty and staff
  • 3.0 -7.0 % of employment in provincial capitals 
  • up to 35 % of employment in small university towns
  • 38,371 total jobs
  • Total payroll in excess of $1.1 billion
  • 250,000 local alumni
  • $2.6 billion in Gross Domestic Product
  • $496 million in federal and provincial taxes
  • $615 million in R&D
  • 57% of R&D in the region
  • Economic Impact of International students is $565 million
  • $110 million in Construction