British Columbia Colleges and Universities

 

Colleges and Universities in British Columbia

British Columbia is a unique and varied province, from the flower-lined streets of Victoria to the booming business world of Vancouver and beautiful landscapes in between. You'll find opportunities to get outdoors in this Western province's many ski resorts, but you can also discover art and fun nightlife in Vancouver, Canada's third largest city. When it comes to an education, the University of British Columbia boasts the largest enrollment in the province, and is consistently ranked among the world's top universities, but there are plenty of other options to fit a would-be student's interests and needs. Art and design schools, community colleges, seminary schools, film schools, technical schools and more can be found in British Columbia. Vancouver is a popular shooting location for Hollywood movie companies, and the Vancouver Film School is one institution that offers training in acting, 3D animation and film production.

Popular entry level jobs for British Columbia university students

Leading industrial sectors in Vancouver are biotechnology, film production, mining, software development, and more. Of course, you can use your schooling to enter the field that you want and put your skills to work for you. Occupations and average hourly wages in Vancouver include:

  1. Chemical engineers: CAN $37.35
  2. Computer programmers and interactive media developers: CAN $30.14
  3. Film and videocamera operators: CAN $23.75
  4. Midwives and practitioners of natural healing: CAN $20.02
  5. Mining engineers: CAN $34.72
  6. Producers, directors and choreographers: CAN $26.52
  7. Software engineers: CAN $31.22

With training at one of the province's many schools, you can gain the skills that you need to make a start in your career and have the ability to establish a successful life in British Columbia.

See also: BC Vocational Schools and Career Training

Directory of BC Colleges & Universities

Campus & Online Schools Accepting Students from BC

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  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef, Project Runway.
  • A team of about 4,000 faculty members are focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
  • Academic programs available in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
  • Program Coordinators work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
  • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
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  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef, Project Runway.
  • A team of about 4,000 faculty members are focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
  • Academic programs available in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
  • Program Coordinators work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
  • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Providing accredited online courses and degree programs since 1987.
  • A military-friendly school, it ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
  • Students can customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
  • Program and course tuition is all-inclusive: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
  • Alumni can enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
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  • Providing accredited online courses and degree programs since 1987.
  • A military-friendly school, it ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
  • Students can customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
  • Program and course tuition is all-inclusive: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
  • Alumni can enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
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  • Online Programs
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Online Programs
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Online Programs
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  • Offers up to 30% tuition reduction for international students outside of the U.S.
  • Returning students get a waived enrollment fee, automatic transcript retrieval, and other benefits.
  • All student services are available 24/7, including financial aid, course registration, technical issues, and other inquiries.
  • Offers a variety of online programs, from the certificate to doctoral level.
  • Has regional accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1990.
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  • Offers up to 30% tuition reduction for international students outside of the U.S.
  • Returning students get a waived enrollment fee, automatic transcript retrieval, and other benefits.
  • All student services are available 24/7, including financial aid, course registration, technical issues, and other inquiries.
  • Offers a variety of online programs, from the certificate to doctoral level.
  • Has regional accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1990.
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  • Ranked among the top 20 Regional Universities in the West in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes Magazine in 2013.
  • Designated as a 2015 College of Distinction.
  • Accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), with accreditation for The College of Business Administration by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
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  • Ranked among the top 20 Regional Universities in the West in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes Magazine in 2013.
  • Designated as a 2015 College of Distinction.
  • Accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), with accreditation for The College of Business Administration by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
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  • Accredited
  • Online Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
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  • The nation’s first private college to offer civil engineering instruction and one of the first institutions to receive designation as an NSA Center of Excellence in Information Security Education.
  • Founded in 1819 as the nation's first military college.
  • Online programs are structured so that students take a single course at a time.
  • Help desk accessible 24/7 and ready to assist students with any questions they have.
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  • The nation’s first private college to offer civil engineering instruction and one of the first institutions to receive designation as an NSA Center of Excellence in Information Security Education.
  • Founded in 1819 as the nation's first military college.
  • Online programs are structured so that students take a single course at a time.
  • Help desk accessible 24/7 and ready to assist students with any questions they have.
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  • Accredited
  • Online Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits

Other Colleges & Universities in BC

The following list of schools in British Columbia has been resourced from The Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada (AUCC).

University
Location
Website
Language Spoken
Year Established
University of British Columbia
Vancouver & Kelowna
English
1908
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Vancouver
English
1925
Trinity Western University
Langley
English
1962
University of Victoria
Victoria
English
1963
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, Surrey, & Vancouver
English
1965
Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, Duncan, Parksville, & Powell River
English
1969
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops
English
1970
University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission
English
1974
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Richmond, Surrey, Langley, and Cloverdale
English
1981
University of Northern British Columbia
Prince George
English
1990
Royal Roads University
Victoria
English
1995