Facts and Figures

UBC Continuing Studies at a Glance

  • We are part of a leading research university ranked among the top 40 worldwide.
  • We are one of the largest non-credit university continuing education units in the world.
  • Established in 1936, we have a long history of providing flexible learning.
  • We attract over 20,000 enrolments annually.
  • We serve students from over 70 countries.
  • Approximately 20% of our total enrolments are in online courses.
  • In 1995, we offered one of the first 100% online web-based courses.
  • In 2013, we launched one of the first MOOCs offered by UBC.
  • Over 90 industry experts serve on our program advisory committees.
  • We offer over 500 courses.
  • Our courses are taught by outstanding campus and off-campus instructors.
  • We offer over 40 UBC certificate and award of achievement programs.
  • Over 1,500 adult learners participate in our certificate programs each year.