Enrolment and Demographics

These registration statistics and reports represent the students' time at UBC. These times include registration (for graduate students this includes course work and thesis research), on leave periods, extensions, and withdrawals. A separate area deals with Academic Progress.

Data are grouped into registration periods that span September through the following August. This includes the Winter session (September - April) and the following Summer session (May - August). This cycle represents the university's academic year which also runs from September through August.

We currently have data from 1991 onwards. Data are grouped into snapshot periods: November (Winter session), March (Winter session) and August (Summer Session).

Table showing UBC-Vancouver Overall Enrolment with links to Excel files for more details
Academic Year (Sep-Aug) November 1 March 1 August 1
1990     4,509
1991 5,620 5,645 5,011
1992 5,991 6,031 5,121
1993 6,338 6,342 5,089
1994 6,299 6,381 5,087
1995 6,181 6,294 5,033
1996 6,065 6,224 5,190
1997 6,072 6,213 5,089
1998 6,125 6,286 5,058
1999 6,299 6,448 5,183
2000 6,372 6,526 5,348
2001 6,569 6,778 5,522
2002 6,944 7,169 5,797
2003 7,346 7,569 6,298
2004 7,892 8,013 6,631
2005 8,170 8,318 6,828
2006 8,327 8,435 6,991
2007 8,502 8,604 7,149
2008 8,799 9,005 7,456
2009 9,309 9,459 7,861
2010 9,753 9,949 8,129
2011 10,111 10,278 8,326
2012 10,178 10,335 8,245
2013 10,003 10,190 8,266
2014 10,115 10,198 8,041
2015 9,775 9,928 8,136
2016 9,737 9,861 8,137

1991-2016 Registration Review using November Snapshot Data (File - Excel 2013 format - 2,037 KB)


Back in 1991 Winter session there were 5,570 masters and doctoral students registered. By 2016 Winter session those registration numbers had grown to 9,737 - an increase of 74.8%. The ratio between master's and doctoral students has shifted slightly over this time frame - in 1991 the ratio was 67.1% master's to 32.9% doctoral students; in 2016 the ratio was 63.4% master's to 36.6% doctoral students.

Graph showing the enrolment of graduate level students between 2007 and 2016