Fast Facts

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

Inspiring life-changing learning

  • Founded in 1971
  • 20,400 learners a year
  • 160+ programs
  • 24 students - typical class size
  • 24 years - median student age
  • 1,200 Indigenous students of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit ancestry
  • 2,100+ international students from more than 80 countries
  • 65,000+ alumni

Programming areas

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Partnering with industry

  • Over 500 faculty experts
  • Advanced manufacturing, product design, prototyping, testing and troubleshooting services available through our applied research Camosun Innovates:
    • Babcock Canada Interaction Lab – offers a flexible environment for application, co-creation, exploration, ideation, and innovation
    • Technology Access Centre –provides NSERC-funded access, support, research, and development for local business and industry, with specialized manufacturing technologies, 3D scanners and printers, CNC machines and robotic systems, AR/SR/VR/xR and simulation development
    • Education and Training – develops student capstone projects with industry partners, contract training for advanced manufacturing, and next-generation learning solutions
  • Work-integrated learning opportunities – students available for co-op education work terms, internships & practicums
  • 50 active Program Advisory Committees (PACs) with close to 500 industry/business volunteer members

Integral to the economy, BC and beyond

  • $1 billion/year economic impact to BC
  • 92% of surveyed graduates are employed or pursuing further studies

Student numbers (2018/19)

  • 19,000+ students in certificate, diploma, and applied degree programs
  • 5,500+ Continuing Education registrants
  • 2,100+ International students from 80 different countries
  • 1,200+ Indigenous students of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit ancestry
  • 90% of recent grads satisfied or very satisfied with their education at Camosun
  • 93% of students who go on to further studies say they were well prepared
  • Camosun has five Provincial and National award-winning intercollegiate Chargers athletic teams in volleyball, basketball, and golf

Employees (2019/20)

  • 1,200+ FTE faculty, staff, administration

Financial results (2019/20)

Revenue ($million)Expenses ($million)
Total$147.6Total$147.3
Provincial grants67.8Salaries & benefits114.5.0
Provincial capital grants9.5Suppliers & services15.1
Federal & other grants2.5Costs of goods sold3.35
Tuition & fees48.9Minor repairs & maintenance5.0
Goods & services15.4Amortization9.4
Other3.5 

Camosun College Foundation (2018/19)*

  • 1,519 students supported by bursaries and awards
  • $27.4 million in total assets
  • $1 million + disbursed for student assistance
  • 12-member volunteer board
  • 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to Camosun causes

*Based on 2019 figures.