The Ministry of Advanced Education says the number of credentials awarded by the province’s two universities and Saskatchewan Polytechnic has increased by 1.6 per cent annually for the past five years. Last year, over 11 thousand were awarded. The post-secondary institutions are collaborating on an Education Indicators Project which looks at sector-wide data. The first stream of data shows nearly 54 hundred First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students enrolled in credentialed programs in 2017. That’s a 26 per cent increase from 2013. International student enrollment topped 5,000 last year, growing by more than 29 per cent between 2013 and 2017.