List of Universities in Canada - British Columbia

British Columbia

See also: Higher education in British Columbia and List of colleges in British Columbia UNBC Thompson Rivers Vancouver Island Royal Roads UVic Canada West Quest UFV TWU Capilano Emily Carr UBC Kwantlen Simon Fraser

In total, there are eleven public universities and four private universities in British Columbia. Six of these universities – Capilano University, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia – are in the Metro Vancouver region, the most populated region of British Columbia, and four of them – Vancouver Island University, Royal Roads University, the University of Victoria, and the University Canada West – are on Vancouver Island. Two public universities, Capilano University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and one private university, Quest University, are primarily undergraduate institutions.

The oldest university in the province is the University of British Columbia, established in 1908, followed by the University of Victoria, also established in 1908. Five institutions in British Columbia were officially designated as universities on September 1, 2008: Capilano University, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the University of the Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island University. University enrolment in British Columbia ranges from Quest University with 350 students to the University of British Columbia with 45,484 students.

The biggest provider of online and distance education in BC is Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (TRU-OL). With over 400 individual courses and more than 57 programs available for completion by distance and online learning, students can take a variety of programs such as: adult secondary school completion; certificates and diplomas, including advanced and post-baccalaureate; associate degrees; and bachelor's degrees. Considering distance students, Thompson Rivers University's enrolment is 22,036 (8964 of which is distance).

Institution Location(s) L E U P T Notes
Capilano University North Vancouver E 1968 70037500000000000007,500 50000000000000000000 70037500000000000007,500
Emily Carr University of Art and Design Vancouver E 1925 70031870000000000001,870 700128000000000000028 70031898000000000001,898
Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver E 2007 700178000000000000078 50000000000000000000 700178000000000000078
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Richmond, Surrey, Langley, and Cloverdale E 1981 700416811000000000016,811 50000000000000000000 700416811000000000016,811
Quest University Squamish E 2002 7002300000000000000300 50000000000000000000 7002300000000000000300
Royal Roads University Victoria E 1995 (June 21) 7002887000000000000887 70033385000000000003,385 70034272000000000004,272
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, Surrey, & Vancouver E 1965 700429697000000000029,697 70035507000000000005,507 700435204000000000035,204
Thompson Rivers University Kamloops E 1970 700413072000000000013,072 7002100000000000000100 700413172000000000013,172
Trinity Western University Langley E 1962 70032130000000000002,130 7002730000000000000730 70032860000000000002,860
British Columbia, University of !University of British Columbia Vancouver & Kelowna E 1908 (March 7) 700441700000000000041,700 70038630000000000008,630 700450330000000000050,330
Victoria, University of !University of Victoria Victoria E 1903 700418863000000000018,863 70033542000000000003,542 700422405000000000022,405
University Canada West Victoria E 2005 7002350000000000000350 50000000000000000000 7002350000000000000350
Fraser Valley, University of !University of the Fraser Valley Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission E 1974 70038124000000000008,124 700140000000000000040 70038164000000000008,164
Northern British Columbia, University of !University of Northern British Columbia Prince George E 1990 (June 21) 70033068000000000003,068 7002490000000000000490 70033558000000000003,558
Vancouver Island University Nanaimo, Duncan, Parksville, & Powell River E 1969 70036116000000000006,116 7002163000000000000163 70036279000000000006,279

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