Education and Training

Top Quality Public Education

Students in British Columbia receive a high quality education that prepares them for careers and jobs that are in-demand in today’s economy. British Columbia’s world-class post-secondary education institutions work to ensure the training they offer supports an educated and highly-skilled workforce.

Our universities are consistently among the top-ranked institutions in Canada, and our highly integrated education system is a global model for progressive, flexible education. Our students achieve high scores in international assessments of core skills and British Columbia’s universities consistently receive top marks in global rankings.

Results from the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) showed that British Columbia was the highest-performing Canadian province in science and reading, and the second-highest Canadian province in math.

Watch this short video on British Columbia’s International Education advantages.

Training Smart, Tech-Savvy Workers

There are 25 publicly funded universities, colleges and institutes in British Columbia. Together, these 11 universities, 11 colleges and three institutes offer more than 1,900 programs, producing a wealth of skill and talent.

  • 62 per cent of our workers have obtained a post-secondary credential at the certificate level or higher and almost 30% hold a university degree.
  • British Columbia’s public colleges, institutes, and universities award more than 25,000 degrees each year, 43 per cent of these in arts, science, and engineering.
  • In addition to public institutions, the post-secondary education system in B.C. is comprised of a number of private and out-of-province degree granting institutions, Aboriginal controlled institutions, registered private career training institutions, and private language schools.

Research-Intensive Universities

  Name of Institution Location
  Simon Fraser University Burnaby
Program Cluster Graduate Graduate
Full-Time
Part Time Undergrad Undergrad
Full-Time
Total
Arts and Sciences 3,265 -- -- 20,260 -- 23,525
Business and Management 1,070 -- -- 4,595 -- 5,665
Education 940 -- -- 3,495 -- 4,435
Engineering and Applied Sciences 630 -- -- 4,925 -- 5,555
Health 250 -- -- 1,495 -- 1,745
Human and Social Services 365 -- -- 1,190 -- 1,555
Other -- -- -- 45 -- 45
Visual and Performing Arts 70 -- -- 560 -- 630
  University of British Columbia Vancouver
Program Cluster Graduate Graduate
Full-Time
Part Time Undergrad Undergrad
Full-Time
Total
Arts and Sciences 4,690 -- -- 25,945 -- 30,635
Business and Management 1,510 -- -- 7,600 -- 9,110
Education 1,320 -- -- 3,750 -- 5,070
Engineering and Applied Sciences 1,960 -- -- 10,120 -- 12,080
Health 1,200 -- -- 5,015 -- 6,215
Human and Social Services 590 -- -- 2,730 -- 3,320
Other 55 -- -- 5,560 -- 5,615
Visual and Performing Arts 380 -- -- 1,270 -- 1,650
  University of British Columbia Kelowna
Program Cluster Graduate Graduate
Full-Time
Part Time Undergrad Undergrad
Full-Time
Total
Arts and Sciences 4,690 -- -- 25,945 -- 30,635
Business and Management 1,510 -- -- 7,600 -- 9,110
Education 1,320 -- -- 3,750 -- 5,070
Engineering and Applied Sciences 1,960 -- -- 10,120 -- 12,080
Health 1,200 -- -- 5,015 -- 6,215
Human and Social Services 590 -- -- 2,730 -- 3,320
Other 55 -- -- 5,560 -- 5,615
Visual and Performing Arts 380 -- -- 1,270 -- 1,650
  University of Northern British Columbia Prince George
Program Cluster Graduate Graduate
Full-Time
Part Time Undergrad Undergrad
Full-Time
Total
Arts and Sciences 260 -- -- 1,625 -- 1,885
Business and Management 135 -- -- 705 -- 840
Education 130 -- -- 320 -- 450
Engineering and Applied Sciences 65 -- -- 570 -- 635
Health 115 -- -- 510 -- 625
Human and Social Services 45 -- -- 180 -- 225
Other -- -- -- 305 -- 305
  University of Victoria Victoria
Program Cluster Graduate Graduate
Full-Time
Part Time Undergrad Undergrad
Full-Time
Total
Arts and Sciences 2,075 -- -- 12,785 -- 14,860
Business and Management 285 -- -- 1,475 -- 1,760
Education 555 -- -- 1,765 -- 2,320
Engineering and Applied Sciences 330 -- -- 2,595 -- 2,925
Health 375 -- -- 1,410 -- 1,785
Human and Social Services 575 -- -- 2,290 -- 2,865
Visual and Performing Arts 190 -- -- 985 -- 1,175
Source: Central Data Warehouse and BCHEADset, 2015
Note: Enrollment numbers for Public Institutions via Central Data Warehouse and BCHEADset. Enrollment numbers represent the institution as a whole, and not in the individual campus location. Enrollment data is not available for Private Institutions.

 

Teaching-Intensive Universities, Colleges and Institutes

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  Name of Institution Location
  Acsenda School of Management Vancouver

There is no program enrollment data for this institution.

  Adler School of Professional Psychology Vancouver

There is no program enrollment data for this institution.

  Alexander College Burnaby

There is no program enrollment data for this institution.

  Alexander College Vancouver

There is no program enrollment data for this institution.

  Art Institute of Vancouver Burnaby

There is no program enrollment data for this institution.

  Athabasca University Vancouver

There is no program enrollment data for this institution.

  British Columbia Institute of Technology Richmond
Program Cluster Graduate Graduate
Full-Time
Part Time Undergrad Undergrad
Full-Time
Total
Arts and Sciences 385 -- -- 4,155 -- 4,540
Business and Management 1,540 -- -- 10,985 -- 12,525
Developmental 100 -- -- 1,060 -- 1,160
Education 20 -- -- 55 -- 75
Engineering and Applied Sciences 1,355 -- -- 11,670 -- 13,025
Health 875 -- -- 5,615 -- 6,490
Human and Social Services 115 -- -- 805 -- 920
Personal Improvement and Leisure -- -- -- -- -- --
Trades 1,960 -- -- 12,290 -- 14,250
Visual and Performing Arts 145 -- -- 840 -- 985
  British Columbia Institute of Technology Burnaby
Program Cluster Graduate Graduate
Full-Time
Part Time Undergrad Undergrad
Full-Time
Total
Arts and Sciences 385 -- -- 4,155 -- 4,540
Business and Management 1,540 -- -- 10,985 -- 12,525
Developmental 100 -- -- 1,060 -- 1,160
Education 20 -- -- 55 -- 75
Engineering and Applied Sciences 1,355 -- -- 11,670 -- 13,025
Health 875 -- -- 5,615 -- 6,490
Human and Social Services 115 -- -- 805 -- 920
Personal Improvement and Leisure -- -- -- -- -- --
Trades 1,960 -- -- 12,290 -- 14,250
Visual and Performing Arts 145 -- -- 840 -- 985
  British Columbia Institute of Technology Vancouver
Program Cluster Graduate Graduate
Full-Time
Part Time Undergrad Undergrad
Full-Time
Total
Arts and Sciences 385 -- -- 4,155 -- 4,540
Business and Management 1,540 -- -- 10,985 -- 12,525
Developmental 100 -- -- 1,060 -- 1,160
Education 20 -- -- 55 -- 75
Engineering and Applied Sciences 1,355 -- -- 11,670 -- 13,025
Health 875 -- -- 5,615 -- 6,490
Human and Social Services 115 -- -- 805 -- 920
Personal Improvement and Leisure -- -- -- -- -- --
Trades 1,960 -- -- 12,290 -- 14,250
Visual and Performing Arts 145 -- -- 840 -- 985
  British Columbia Institute of Technology Township of Langley
Program Cluster Graduate Graduate
Full-Time
Part Time Undergrad Undergrad
Full-Time
Total
Arts and Sciences 385 -- -- 4,155 -- 4,540
Business and Management 1,540 -- -- 10,985 -- 12,525
Developmental 100 -- -- 1,060 -- 1,160
Education 20 -- -- 55 -- 75
Engineering and Applied Sciences 1,355 -- -- 11,670 -- 13,025
Health 875 -- -- 5,615 -- 6,490
Human and Social Services 115 -- -- 805 -- 920
Personal Improvement and Leisure -- -- -- -- -- --
Trades 1,960 -- -- 12,290 -- 14,250
Visual and Performing Arts 145 -- -- 840 -- 985
  British Columbia Institute of Technology Maple Ridge
Program Cluster Graduate Graduate
Full-Time
Part Time Undergrad Undergrad
Full-Time
Total
Arts and Sciences 385 -- -- 4,155 -- 4,540
Business and Management 1,540 -- -- 10,985 -- 12,525
Developmental 100 -- -- 1,060 -- 1,160
Education 20 -- -- 55 -- 75
Engineering and Applied Sciences 1,355 -- -- 11,670 -- 13,025
Health 875 -- -- 5,615 -- 6,490
Human and Social Services 115 -- -- 805 -- 920
Personal Improvement and Leisure -- -- -- -- -- --
Trades 1,960 -- -- 12,290 -- 14,250
Visual and Performing Arts 145 -- -- 840 -- 985
  British Columbia Institute of Technology Kelowna
Program Cluster Graduate Graduate
Full-Time
Part Time Undergrad Undergrad
Full-Time
Total
Arts and Sciences 385 -- -- 4,155 -- 4,540
Business and Management 1,540 -- -- 10,985 -- 12,525
Developmental 100 -- -- 1,060 -- 1,160
Education 20 -- -- 55 -- 75
Engineering and Applied Sciences 1,355 -- -- 11,670 -- 13,025
Health 875 -- -- 5,615 -- 6,490
Human and Social Services 115 -- -- 805 -- 920
Personal Improvement and Leisure -- -- -- -- -- --
Trades 1,960 -- -- 12,290 -- 14,250
Visual and Performing Arts 145 -- -- 840 -- 985
  British Columbia Institute of Technology Vancouver
Program Cluster Graduate Graduate
Full-Time
Part Time Undergrad Undergrad
Full-Time
Total
Arts and Sciences 385 -- -- 4,155 -- 4,540
Business and Management 1,540 -- -- 10,985 -- 12,525
Developmental 100 -- -- 1,060 -- 1,160
Education 20 -- -- 55 -- 75
Engineering and Applied Sciences 1,355 -- -- 11,670 -- 13,025
Health 875 -- -- 5,615 -- 6,490
Human and Social Services 115 -- -- 805 -- 920
Personal Improvement and Leisure -- -- -- -- -- --
Trades 1,960 -- -- 12,290 -- 14,250
Visual and Performing Arts 145 -- -- 840 -- 985
  British Columbia Institute of Technology Township of Langley
Program Cluster Graduate Graduate
Full-Time
Part Time Undergrad Undergrad
Full-Time
Total
Arts and Sciences 385 -- -- 4,155 -- 4,540
Business and Management 1,540 -- -- 10,985 -- 12,525
Developmental 100 -- -- 1,060 -- 1,160
Education 20 -- -- 55 -- 75
Engineering and Applied Sciences 1,355 -- -- 11,670 -- 13,025
Health 875 -- -- 5,615 -- 6,490
Human and Social Services 115 -- -- 805 -- 920
Personal Improvement and Leisure -- -- -- -- -- --
Trades 1,960 -- -- 12,290 -- 14,250
Visual and Performing Arts 145 -- -- 840 -- 985
  British Columbia Institute of Technology Burnaby
Program Cluster Graduate Graduate
Full-Time
Part Time Undergrad Undergrad
Full-Time
Total
Arts and Sciences 385 -- -- 4,155 -- 4,540
Business and Management 1,540 -- -- 10,985 -- 12,525
Developmental 100 -- -- 1,060 -- 1,160
Education 20 -- -- 55 -- 75
Engineering and Applied Sciences 1,355 -- -- 11,670 -- 13,025
Health 875 -- -- 5,615 -- 6,490
Human and Social Services 115 -- -- 805 -- 920
Personal Improvement and Leisure -- -- -- -- -- --
Trades 1,960 -- -- 12,290 -- 14,250
Visual and Performing Arts 145 -- -- 840 -- 985
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Source: Central Data Warehouse and BCHEADset, 2015
Note: Enrollment numbers for Public Institutions via Central Data Warehouse and BCHEADset. Enrollment numbers represent the institution as a whole, and not in the individual campus location. Enrollment data is not available for Private Institutions.

Learn more about the educational institutions on the British Columbia profile page.