Douglas College

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Founded in 1970, Douglas College is the largest degree-granting college in British Columbia, Canada, educating close to 25,000 students per year. The College has two major campuses in Metro Vancouver (New Westminster and Coquitlam) as well as several smaller training centres in Surrey, Burnaby and Maple Ridge. With both main campuses directly on SkyTrain lines, Douglas is one of the most accessible post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver, drawing students from across the region. Douglas is the largest degree-granting college in British Columbia, Canada.

Areas of Expertise

Douglas offers the most bachelor’s degrees and post-degree programs of any college in B.C., and is noted for combining the academic foundations of a university with the career-ready skills of a college. Each year, close to 17,000 students (including 4,210 international students from over 92 countries) take for-credit courses at Douglas. Because of the college’s strong academic base, the majority of these for-credit courses transfer to different research universities in B.C. and across Canada, providing students with flexible pathways to reach their academic goals.

Douglas also offers hundreds of short-term, high-quality non-credit courses, programs and workshops to around 8,500 students through Continuing Education and The Training Group, in areas such as business, music, health, perinatal, career development, industry training and more. Over 960 experienced, teaching-focused faculty bring both academic rigor and real-world experience to the classroom at Douglas. Outside the classroom, over 900 other employees work together to create a friendly, inspiring, supportive and respectful environment.

On Campus Housing

Douglas College does not offer on-campus housing for students. However, it does have a housing registry for students to access.

Off Campus Housing

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Homestay:Lowest: $700Highest: $700

As of Oct 1/05 - monthly cost is quoted above. Contact for Homestay information: Ms. Cecilia Lascano Centre for International Education Douglas College PO Box 2503 (700 Royal Avenue) New Westminster, BC Canada V3L 5B2 Phone: 604-527-5650 E-mail: Fax: 604-527-5516

Career Planning

The counsellors at Douglas College are professionals trained to provide a variety of counselling services. Career counselling is a very important part of the counselling service. In addition to individual counselling, this service is provided in credit courses, which are taught by professional counsellors. Several classes are offered each semester.


Both campuses offer a fitness centre for the use of students. Fitness Classes, Ki Aikido, Latin Dance, Pilates and Yoga, Tang Soo Do, and weights are available. Most intra-mural sports are co-ed.

Information Technology

State-of-the-art computer labs are available on both campuses.

Special Services

Students at Douglas College can access specialized services that deal with many specific issues, needs or interests. These include Indigenous Student Services, Accessibility Services, Peer Tutoring, and The Women's Centre. Both campuses offer daycare centres for children aged 3-5.

Modified on August 12, 2022