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Fast Facts

A snapshot of Camosun's community and contribution to education and the economy.

Inspiring life-changing learning

  • Two campuses: Lansdowne and Interurban
  • Founded in 1971
  • 14,000+ students
  • 1,700 international students from 70+ countries
  • 160+ programs
  • 24 students: typical class size
  • 24.7 years: median student age
  • 68,000+ alumni
  • 2,000 graduates in 2022
  • 1,100 Indigenous students
  • 90% of grads are satisfied or very satisfied with their education
  • 94% of grads who go on to further studies say they were well prepared
  • 1,400 faculty, staff and administration
  • 80 student-athletes on four Chargers teams that compete provincially and nationally in volleyball and basketball

Programming areas

Lacey, a Mechanical Engineering Technologist grad working in Camosun Innovates

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Economic Impact

$1 billion annual economic impact

The accumulated contribution of Camosun alumni to the regional economy is an estimated $700 million, or the equivalent of over 8,000 jobs

Industry Partnerships

  • 50 active Program Advisory Committees with close to 500 industry and business volunteers
  • Camosun Innovates supports applied research and development through advanced manufacturing, product design, testing, prototyping and technology access:
    • Applied Learning and Research
    • Babcock Canada Interaction Lab
    • Technology Access Centre
    • Extended Realities Research and Innovation Studio
    • Materials Integration Research and Creativity Lab
  • offers a range of courses and programs including micro-credentials

Work-Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning provides powerful educational opportunities for students and unmatched access to rising talent for employers.

  • Over 85% of Camosun co-op placements are with companies on Vancouver Island
  • Over 85% of courses and programs include experiential education and applied learning
  • In 2021, 50% of all college co-op placements in B.C. are completed by Camosun students

̽ Foundation

  • 1,400+ students supported annually with bursaries and awards
  • $30.5 million in total assets
  • 14-member volunteer board
  • 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to Camosun causes

Budget

Revenue

$ Millions

%

Provincial Grants

72.9

51%

Provincial Capital Grants

8.6

6.0%

Tuition and Fees

42.5

29.8%

Federal and Other Grants

2.7

1.9%

Goods and Services

13.4

9.4%

Other

2.7

1.9%

TOTAL

142.8

100%

Expenses

$ Millions

%

Salaries and Benefits

117.2

79.5%

Supplies and Services

14.6

9.9%

Costs of Goods Sold

2.6

1.7%

Amortization

9.4

6.4%

Minor Repairs and Maintenance

3.7

2.5%

TOTAL

147.4

100%

Inspired Learning

  • Largest dual credit program in B.C., supporting over 950 students each year with their transition into post-secondary education and training.
  • Biggest trades school on Vancouver Island with 2,500 students in almost 30 pre-apprentice and apprenticeship programs.
  • Engineering bridge programs at Camosun are unique to only two post-secondary institutions in Canada.
  • The Camosun Cuisine Machine is operated by students in the Professional Cook program and is only one of two in Canada, and the only one in Western Canada.
  • Women in trades and Indigenous peoples in trades exploration programs are breaking down barriers and opening the doors to careers in the skilled trades for under-represented groups.
  • Transferable courses in over 30 subject areas such as English, Math, History, Sociology, and Physics, as well as programs and courses in areas such as Visual Arts, Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Criminal Justice, and Psychology.
  • A long-standing partnership with the Victoria Conservatory of Music.
  • Students edit and publish journals in Psychology and Creative Writing.
  • Over one third of Camosun students got started through a School of Access pathway.
  • Longest running Indigenous Advisory Council in B.C.
  • Single largest intake of family of nursing students in British Columbia.
  • The BC Office of Human Rights Commissioner has granted 12.5% of seats in the School of Health and Human Services as dedicated, reserved for Indigenous applicants.
  • Largest business school on Vancouver Island and the first college in B.C. to have a degree approved under the applied model with professional accounting in 2005.
  • The only institution in B.C. offering Massage Therapy as an academic credit-based program.
  • Largest and most comprehensive Sport School of any college in the province and offers the only Kinesiology Degree program at a B.C. college.