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Post-secondary education systems, programs and credentials differ from province to province. In B.C., the post-secondary education system is integrated, which means that:

  • B.C. has a well-established transfer and articulation system among post-secondary institutions
  • Colleges and institutes can also offer degree programs
  • Different types of institutions offer a range of education and training options

Different Types of Post-secondary Institutions in B.C. 

  • Public post-secondary institutions are authorized under provincial legislation to deliver post-secondary education and training in B.C.
  • Private and out-of-province public degree-granting institutions are authorized to deliver degree programs in B.C. under the Degree Authorization Act
  • Private training institutions are regulated under the Private Training Act – the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) administers how standards for these schools are met*
  • Theological institutions in B.C. have statutory authority under a Private Act to offer specific programs
  • Aboriginal-controlled post-secondary institutes offer courses and programs to adult Aboriginal learners

*Language training institutions may voluntarily apply to be regulated if they wish to host international students on study permits.

Search for Post-secondary Institutions

Use the following list to look up post-secondary institutions authorized to offer post-secondary education in B.C. 

Note: With the exception of the public post-secondary institutions, this list is not exhaustive, and students must check with their institution to make sure it meets quality education standards or is authorized to grant degrees in B.C. 

To view the level of credentials offered by different types of authorized post-secondary institutions, click here.