Fast Facts

Below you'll find helpful information regarding Bow Valley College’s history, statistics, performance metrics, executive bios, and economic impact on our community.

Note: All current facts and statistics listed are calculated to date from 2017 to 2018 unless otherwise stated.



Bow Valley College became a board-governed College on April 1, 1998. Learn more about our history.

Campus Locations

Our main campus is located in Calgary and we have seven regional campuses in Southern Alberta. Visiting one of our campuses? Find out how to get here: main campus / regional campuses.

Student Statistics

Our students come to Bow Valley College from all over the world. 

148 countries | 98 different languages | 16,000 students 


  • Domestic - 6,937
  • Permanent Resident - 4,300
  • Indigenous - 495
  • Student Visa - 1,068
  • Refugee - 63
  • Other Visa / Unknown - 26
  • Average Age - 27 (Male)  29 (Female)

Graduate Statistics

Our graduates are work-ready with Bow Valley College diplomas, post-diplomas, certificates, and post-baccalaureate certificates. 

Graduate Employment Rate - 85 per cent
Graduate Satisfaction Rate- 92 per cent

International Projects and Partnerships

Countries - 29 (2018)
- 15 (2018)


Bow Valley College offers programs in Business, Health and Wellness, Creative Technologies, Community Studies, Global Access, Foundational Learning (Academic Upgrading), Continuing Learning, and Open Studies.

Visit our Programs web page here for more specifics and requirements.




Open Doors - Open Minds (Bow Valley College Strategic Plan)

Bow Valley College 2018 Annual Report, Guides and Publications

2018-2019 Program Course Lists

Executive Offices and Governance

Research and Innovation

BVC Green Sustainability Program

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Bow Valley College
587-393-2628 Office
403-888-6946 Mobile

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