Kwantlen Quick Facts
Undergraduate Educational Programs
- More than 120 diverse programs, including career, vocational trades and technology programs
- Co-op education opportunities available in many programs
- International learning opportunities all over the world such as Field Schools, Exchange, Study Abroad, and International Co-op. Opportunities available in most program areas.
- Unique degrees: only graphic design for marketing program in Canada; fashion design degree one of two in Canada; only undergraduate journalism program in region.
Students and Alumni
- More than 17,500 students annually
- Over 9,900 FTE (full-time equivalency) annually
- Over 2,200 credentials awarded annually.
- Over 34,000 registered alumni
- Over 200,000 students educated at Kwantlen to date
Faculty and Staff
- More than 1,600 faculty and staff
- More than 239 faculty members involved in active research
- Four research institutes
- 30 sponsored research projects
More Kwantlen Facts
- Formed by splitting from Douglas College in 1981
- Became Kwantlen University College, a degree-granting institution, in 1995
- "Kwantlen" means "tireless runner" and is derived from the First Nations people who established their home in the region served by Kwantlen
- Kwantlen's Timeline of Success
Facilities and Future Plans
- Four modern, high-tech campuses, located in Surrey, Richmond, Cloverdale and Langley
- State-of-the-art studios and labs
- $94.9-million of expansion and new facilities between 2005-2009, including the new Cloverdale Trades and Technology Centre and research facilities for the Institute of Sustainable Horticulture
- $16-million committed in endowments
- All campuses are accessible to those with mobility and visual impairments
- Learning Centres at Surrey, Richmond and Langley campuses
- Six varsity athletic teams, with more to come
- Kwantlen Fitness Centre is a dedicated exercise environment
- Surrey Campus gallery open to public, showcases artwork by students, faculty and other artists
- Aboriginal Gathering Place at Surrey Campus is an inviting gathering place designed to support student activities while recognizing the Aboriginal Nations.
- Quiet Prayer and Meditation Space at Surrey and Langley Campuses offers dedicated space for quiet prayer and meditation
- All Libraries are also open to the public
The Survey Says - from the Kwantlen Student Satisfaction Survey 2009
- Top reasons for choosing Kwantlen: selection and reputation of programs; class sizes; proximity of campuses to students' homes.
- 94% of respondents indicated that if they had to do it again, they would enrol at Kwantlen, with virtually no difference between domestic and international students.
The Survey Says - from the National Survey of Student Engagement 2010
- 80% of respondents rated their entire educational experience at Kwantlen as good or excellent.