Biggest post-secondary institutions in B.C. in 2015

Ranked by number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students enrolled in 2014-15

Published October 6, 2015. Sources: Interviews with post-secondary institutions below and BIV research.

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Rank '15FootnotesInstitutionType of schoolPresidentYear openedBase operating grant 2014-15No. of students FTE 2013-14No. of students FTE 2014-15
1 University of British Columbia
Comprehensive research university Martha Piper (interim president) 1915 $576,558,251 44,443 45,351
2 Simon Fraser University
University Andrew Petter (president and vice-chancellor) 1965 $218,713,000 26,483 26,309
3 British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Polytechnic Kathy Kinloch (president) 1964 $131,052,260 13,335 19,723
4 University of Victoria
University Jamie Cassels (president and vice-chancellor) 1963 $195,491,000 18,017 18,367
5 No. of students FTE 2014-15: BIV estimate; No. of students 2014-15: BIV estimate Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Polytechnic university Alan Davis (president and vice chancellor) 1981 $72,758,000 11,606 11,500

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