Universities and colleges in British Columbia come in all types! In addition to 11 universities, British Columbia has 11 community colleges and 3 institutes, as well as a wide variety of private career colleges and language schools across the province. BC’s public post-secondary institutions awarded over 48,618 degrees, diplomas and certificates each year.
Universities and colleges in British Columbia can be public or private, 4-year or 2-year, single-facility, multi-campus or online, and credentials include 3- and 4-year bachelor's degrees, plus 1- to 2-year certificates, diplomas and associate's degrees. There are also Christian colleges and field-specific and culture-specific schools (for example, Emily Carr University of Art and Design). However, most BC universities and colleges offer general education programs in a range of academic fields including applied health care and technology, arts, business administration, computer science, education, engineering, culinary/ hospitality, nursing, natural and applied science and much more. University and college programs in British Columbia offer programs that either prepare students for a specific job or career, provide a broad education that can be applied to a variety of potential careers, or lead to graduate school.
With everything you need for life and work in a global culture, British Columbia's internationally recognized universities and colleges are a great choice for a great future.