UBCO eyeing record student numbers

UBC Okanagan is leaning towards record student numbers this school year.

As of September 1st, there are an estimated 9,945 students enrolled. This includes 950 students working towards their masters or PhD’s, and 650 international students.

The full enrolment numbers won’t be finalized until mid-September, but at this point, UBCO is expecting to welcome 3,680 new students.

“Along with new record highs in enrolment, we see our growing community connections as indicators of success," says UBCO Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard. "From the new InnovationUBC hub at the Okanagan Centre for Innovation, to the very meaningful contributions UBC Okanagan researchers are making to communities in this region, our collective future grows brighter each year by working together.”

UBCO was established back in 2005, with 3,500 registered students – just over a third of the number this year. Since then, the school has welcomed students from 108 different countries, and was recently listed in the top 20 public universities in the world.