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4. Universities & Colleges

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4.1 Employment in Educational Services, 2016

The education sector accounted for about 8% of total employment in Canada. Universities and colleges employed 420,500 persons in 2016.

4.2 Recognized Post-Secondary Education Institutions in Canada

In 2015, there were 120 recognized public and not-for-profit private universities in Canada. There was also one recognized private university. In total, 132 public and 27 not-for-profit community colleges were given authorization to grant diplomas, credentials, or degrees.

4.3 Endowments by Institution, 2015

At the end of 2015, Canadian universities and colleges had accumulated more than $16.4 billion in endowment funds, calculated at market value, an increase of 7.3% from 2014.

4.4 University FTE Enrolment - Full-time Faculty Ratios, 2013-2014

This table reports student/faculty ratios for full-time university teachers by institution in 2013-2014.

4.5 FTE Enrolment by University, 2013-2014

In 2013-14, there were more than 1.07 million FTE students registered in Canadian universities. The largest number of FTE students were registered at the University of Toronto (78,246), followed by the Université de Montréal (53,565).

4.6 Major Changes in Enrolment of Universities with 500+ FTE Students, 2001-2012 to 2013-2014

The largest percentage increase in FTE student enrolment in 2013-2014 occurred at Athabasca University (+45%), while the largest decrease in enrolment in 2013-2014 was experienced by Ambrose University College (-12%).

4.7 Student-Teacher Ratio, 2014, Selected OECD Countries

Canada’s reported university student-teacher ratio of 14.3 was slightly lower than the OECD average of 17.0 in 2014.

4.8 FTE Enrolment by Community Collegem, 2013-2014

In 2013-14, there were more than 556,000 FTE students registered in Canadian community colleges. The largest number of FTE students were registered at the George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology (24,916), followed by the Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology (24,216).

4.9 University Presidents' Salaries, 2013

In 2013, the average salary and benefit packages paid to university presidents in Canada were $295,028 for reporting institutions. The highest paid Canadian university president now receives almost $600,000 in salary and benefits.

4.10 College Presidents' Salaries, 2014

In 2014, the average salary and benefit packages paid to college presidents in Canada were $270,953 for reporting institutions. The highest paid Canadian college president received almost $585,000 in salary and benefits in 2014.

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