Biggest post-secondary institutions in B.C. in 2016

Ranked by number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students enrolled in 2015-16

 Published October 4, 2016. Sources: Interviews with institutions below and BIV research

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Rank '16InstitutionType of schoolPresidentYear openedBase operating grant 2015 - 2016No. of students (headcount) 2015-2016No. of students FTE 2015 - 2016
1 University of British Columbia
Comprehensive research university Santa Ono (president and vice chancellor) 1915 594,921,647 61,025 53,665
2 Simon Fraser University
University Andrew Petter (president and vice-chancellor) 1965 216,342,000 26,258
3 British Columbia Institute of Technology
Polytechnic Kathy Kinloch (president) 1964 131,324,956 48,595 21,229
4 University of Victoria
University Jamie Cassels (president and vice-chancellor) 1963 188,441,000 21,593 18,793
5 Thompson Rivers University
University Alan Shaver (president and vice-chancellor) 1970 62,521,626 25,754 11,618

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