Langara College

Langara College | Vancouver | Founded 1970

Langara College art student

Fine Arts students during a life drawing class. (Jennifer Oehler/LANGARA COLLEGE)

Langara College, which sits on the traditional territory of the Musqueam First Nation, is one of the only colleges in the country to have been honoured with a traditional Indigenous name. In 2016, Langara was given a name that means “house of teachings.” Indigenous students at the college have access to orientation, counselling, advocacy services and a dedicated gathering space.

Located in Vancouver, Langara College offers degree, diploma, certificate and continuing education programs in more than 60 areas, drawing students from 93 different countries. It was among the first institutions in British Columbia to develop a co-operative education program; it also implemented the province’s first formal policy for Indigenous education.

Langara has transferred more students to universities in B.C. than any other college. Students can opt to engage in applied research projects in partnership with local industries as a way to hone their skills and network in their chosen field. Langara offers programs and courses in arts, business, science and technology, humanities, social services and health.

In 2018, Langara launched Beyond 49, a campaign that marks its 49th year of operations on West 49th Avenue—originally as part of Vancouver Community College—as well as its 25th anniversary as an independent college. The campaign celebrates the college’s history and raises funds for student scholarships and bursaries.

Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $3,849-$4,728 $3,849-$4,582 $4,570-$4,798 $3,908-$13,925 No

Cool Options

  • Design Formation: This two-year program serves as an introduction to careers that range from visual merchandising to graphic and interior design. Graduates are ready for entry-level jobs or further specialized studies.
  • Bioinformatics: This two-year program focuses on applying computer science and information technology to solve biological challenges.
  • Gerontology: Combining theory with practical skills, this course prepares students to work with individuals and families throughout the aging process.

Popular Programs

  • General Arts
  • Health Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • General Sciences
  • Kinesiology

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