Okanagan College: Maclean's College Profile

Okanagan College

Okanagan College | Kelowna, B.C. | Founded 1963


Okanagan College Campus

Serving the beautiful Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen valleys, Okanagan College is one of the largest colleges in B.C. Its campuses in Salmon Arm, Vernon, Penticton and Kelowna offer more than 120 programs to about 19,000 students annually, including more than 700 international students. It boasts external accreditation for many of its programs, including business, health, engineering technologies, and trades. Students can opt to live in shared apartment- or studio-suite-style residence at the college’s largest campus in Kelowna.

The college offers a variety of university transfer, health, engineering technology, trades, vocational, adult basic education and continuing studies programs. It also offers two baccalaureate degrees: business administration and computer information systems. Okanagan College has one of the best Red Seal pass rates for apprentices in the country.

One of the college’s many unique programs is a two-year water engineering technology diploma program, focusing on chemical and civil engineering technology blended with water-focused environmental studies. Graduates are in demand and those who want to pursue a science degree can get credit for their studies at a number of universities.

The Penticton campus is home to a growing suite of wine- and grape-focused programs, with many alumni of these programs working in the region’s wine industry.

Fall full-time enrolment Tuition (f/t degree) Tuition (f/t diploma) Tuition (f/t certificate) Students direct from high school Residence spaces
4,742 $4327.05 - $4721.22 $3562.02 - $4721.22 $2931.06 - $4721.22 33.50% 141

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