Yukon College

Yukon College | Whitehorse, Yukon | Founded 1963

Yukon College students


Yukon College’s mandate is “solving northern problems with northern expertise.” Located in Whitehorse, the main Ayamdigut campus overlooks the river valley and mountains to the east. The college delivers more than 50 certificate, diploma and degree programs at 13 campuses across the territory.

Yukon College is preparing to become Yukon University in the spring of 2020. The university’s areas of focus will include Indigenous self-determination and governance, climate change and sustainable resource development.

This fall, the school will launch its first made-in-the-Yukon degree, a bachelor of arts in Indigenous governance. In 2018, the school launched a post-degree certificate in climate change policy, and a northernized bachelor of business administration is planned for 2020.

Applied research focuses on climate change, cold climate innovation, natural sciences, social science and technology innovation. The Yukon Research Centre is equipped with a laboratory that features a growth chamber, a walk-in freezer and an atomic absorption spectrometer. The centre collaborates with other institutions such as the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining and the Northern Institute of Social Justice.

Apartment-style residences for single students, mature students and families are available at the Whitehorse campus.

Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Small (fewer than 2,000 full-time students)  $4,065-$4,155 $3,690- $3,870 $3,840-$3,870 $8,936 Yes

Cool Options

  • Northern Justice and Criminology: Offered as a certificate or diploma, this program integrates relevant course content to better reflect the environment in which northerners live and work.
  • Geological Technology: Students gain an understanding of geology, geophysics and mineral exploration. There are two-year and three-year full-time programs.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Governance: A three-year degree, also available online, provides practical tools for senior managers to manage First Nations governments. Students may study part-time.

Popular Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Office Administration
  • Early Learning and Childcare
  • Liberal Arts
  • Trades