If you're looking for like evidence that students want to attend Navitas’s university pathway colleges, simply review the company’s enrolment figures. Three times a year – the latest on 30 March – the company publishes how many students have enrolled in a Navitas course. With just over 19,000 enrolments, semester one of the 2017 year produced the third-highest number ever (see Chart 1).
Semester one is typically the company’s largest student intake. It reflects the start of the university year in Australia, a market which accounts for 53% of Navitas enrolments. But this year’s figure was impressive for two reasons.