Biggest post-secondary institutions in B.C. in 2023

 

Ranked by number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students enrolled in 2022-23

Published November 20, 2023.  Sources: Interviews with below post-secondary institutions, data from B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training website and BIV research.

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Rank '23 Institution Type of school Highest degree President Year opened Operating grants '22-'23/'21-'22 Student headcount '22-'23/'21-'22 No. of students FTE '22-'23/'21-'22
1

The University of British Columbia
2329 West Mall, Vancouver V6T 1Z4
P: 604-822-2211 F: NP ubc.ca

Comprehensive research university

Doctorate

Deborah Buszard

1915

$910,570,760
$776,831,490

71,032
70,756

62,257
61,906

2

Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr, Burnaby V5A 1S6
P: 778-782-3210 F: 778-782-3049 sfu.ca

University

Doctorate

Joy Johnson

1965

$273,950,179
$271,186,155

33,715
33,909

26,758
27,219

3

British Columbia Institute of Technology
3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby V5G 3H2
P: 604-434-5734 F: 604-436-5762 bcit.ca

Polytechnic

Master's

Dr. Jeff Zabudsky

1964

NP
NP

44,500
45,509

20,300
20,611

4

University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 Stn CSC, Victoria V8W 2Y2
P: 250-721-7211 F: 250-721-7212 uvic.ca

University

Doctorate

Kevin Hall

1963

$282,284,000
$265,417,000

21,920
22,620

19,058
19,640

5

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
12666 72 Ave, Surrey V3W 2M8
P: 604-599-2000 F: 604-599-2086 kpu.ca

Polytechnic university

Bachelor's

Alan Davis

1981

$80,754,047
$78,468,635

20,003
19,733

13,944
13,118

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