Biggest post-secondary institutions in B.C. in 2017

Ranked by number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students enrolled in 2016-2017

 Published October 3, 2017. Sources: Interviews with institutions below and BIV research

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Rank '17InstitutionType of schoolPresidentYear openedBase operating grant 2016 - 2017No. of students FTE 2015 - 2016No. of students FTE 2016 - 2017
1 University of British Columbia
Comprehensive research university Santa Ono (president and vice chancellor) 1915 594,921,647 53,665 54,922
2 Simon Fraser University
University Andrew Petter (president and vice-chancellor) 1965 219,398,000 26,258 26,490
3 British Columbia Institute of Technology
Polytechnic Kathy Kinloch (president) 1964 132,674,088 21,229 21,651
4 University of Victoria
University Jamie Cassels (president and vice-chancellor) 1963 211,977,000 18,774 19,042
5 Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Polytechnic university Alan Davis (president and vice chancellor) 1981 66,457,000 11,232 11,836

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