Langara College

Langara College | Vancouver | Founded 1970

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In 2016, Langara College, which resides on the traditional territory of the Musqueam First Nation, was given an Indigenous name that means “house of teachings.” Indigenous students at the college have access to orientation, counselling, advocacy services and a dedicated gathering space. Langara’s Indigenous upgrading program allows Indigenous students to shift into post-secondary studies while incorporating traditional Musqueam teaching and learning methods.

Langara, which is located in Vancouver, offers degree, diploma, certificate and continuing education programs in more than 60 areas and draws students from more than 90 different countries. 

Students can opt to engage in applied research projects in partnership with local industries to hone their skills and network in their chosen fields. Langara offers programs and courses in the arts, business, science and technology, the humanities, social services and health. The school’s 129,000-sq.-foot Science and Technology Building hosts 38 solar panels and features LEED Gold-targeting standards.

In 2018, Langara launched Beyond 49, a campaign that marked 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 raised funds for student scholarships, bursaries and other college initiatives. 

Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $3,917-$4,814 $3,917-$4,650 $4,638-$4,866 $4,033-$13,928 No

Cool options

  • Data Analytics: Offered as a post-degree diploma and certificate, this program takes students through the entire data analytics process, from acquiring data to analyzing and presenting it.
  • Bioinformatics: Offered as a bachelor degree, an associate degree and a diploma, students in this program solve biological problems by using computer science and information technology skills.
  • Gerontology: Combining theory with practical skills, this diploma program 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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