ABOUT UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN BC

ABOUT UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN BC

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.