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Subject: Education
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: eventod-ga
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Posted: 02 Jul 2002 09:51 PDT
Expires: 01 Aug 2002 09:51 PDT
Question ID: 35838
What are the 30 largest universities/colleges in Canada based on full
time student populations.
Subject: Re: Education
Answered By: fugitive-ga on 02 Jul 2002 11:24 PDT

I chose to answer your question with a combination of print resources
(item is cited below) and filled in the gaps with going to University
web sites.

Based on full time student populations, I have come up with a list of
38 Canadian Universities and Colleges, listed in order from the
largest to the smallest enrollments. These figures come primarily from
perusing every single entry, one at a time, for all Canadian
institutions as listed in:

Commonwealth Universities Yearbook 2001
Association of Commonwealth Universities : London
ISSN 0069-7745

Those institutions preceded by and asterisk, or:


wil have a URL following the listing. That means that the figure for
full time students was not reported or recorded in the Yearbook. In
those cases, the information was retrieved by going to the
institutional web site via the specific URL listed.

Out of paranoid experience, I'm hoping that my columnar formatting
isn't corrupted (something that's happened now and then from pasting
in information typed in one word processor, then pasted in here) and
that you get the clear listing you are requesting.

1.  University of Toronto          39,976
2.  Universite Laval               36,072 (did not indicate FT or PT)
3.  University of British Columbia 28,172 undergrad + 6,245 grad
4.  Universite De Montreal         31,874
5.  University of Alberta          26,114
6.  McGill University              21,135
7.  Athabasca University           20,000 (did not indicate FT or PT)
8.  University of Western Ontario  18,629
9.  University of Waterloo         17,568
10. University of Ottawa           17,574
11. University of Manitoba         16,081
12. Concordia University           13,780
13. Simon Fraser University        13,892
14.*Queen's Univ at Kingston       13,389	


15. Carleton University            13,051
16. Memorial U of Newfoundland     12,882
17. University of Guelph           11,985
18. McMaster University            11,078 (FT undergrad only)
19. Dalhousie                      10,788
20. Ryerson Polytechnic Univ       10,373
21. University of Windsor           9,402
22.*University of New Brunswick     9,000 	

	(from Quick Facts at UNB site

23. Wilfrid Laurier University      6,982
24. Brock University                6,846
25. University of Lethbridge        5,187
26. Saint Mary's University         5,159
27.*U of Northern Brit.Columbia     5,000	


28. University of Winnipeg          4,335
29.*Trent University                4,269	


30. Acadia University               3,477

31. St. Francis Xavier University   3,500
32. Mount Allison University        2,260 (Canadian FT)
33. Victoria University             3,054
34. St. Thomas University           2,218
35. Universite du Quebec a Hull     2,007
36. Mount Saint Vincent Univ        1,930
37. Nipissing University            1,826
38. Brandon University              1,705

Clarification of Answer by fugitive-ga on 02 Jul 2002 11:29 PDT

line 15 "institutions preceded by and asterisk" should be "by an

line 19 "wil have a URL" should be "will have a url"

St. Francis Xavier University listed as 31st with 3500 full time
students should replace Acadia University listed as 30th with 3477
full time students.

Statistically speaking, the difference is not significant.

Sorry for the errors!


Clarification of Answer by fugitive-ga on 02 Jul 2002 11:38 PDT
errata 2

I blame this on staring at numbers for too long! But, the following
institutions need to exchange positions in the rankingas as well:

9.  University of Waterloo         17,568 <-- should be 10th
10. University of Ottawa           17,574 <-- should be 9th


12. Concordia University           13,780 <-- should be 13th
13. Simon Fraser University        13,892 <-- should be 12th

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