Douglas College, founded in the year 1970, is one of the largest public degree-granting colleges located in British Columbia, Canada. Douglas College offers degree and university courses in science and arts, programs in healthcare, business, arts, and human services. The institute boasts of two campuses, the main one in New Westminster and the other is the David Liam Campus suburban campus in Coquitlam.
The college provides campus accommodation to students and off-campus housing options. They have an extensive library with books and DVDs, articles, research help guides for the students. There is also a Douglas Open Repository, or DOOR, that is a collection of research and creative assets of the college.
The campus also has a gym, a small box theatre and a large 300 seat proscenium theatre along with a lot of other recreational facilities. Douglas College has over 24,000 students enrolled, among which 16,000 are credit students and 8,500 continuing education students, and around 3000 are international students from 90 different countries. The academic staff consists of around 900 members
The college offers as many as 10 bachelor's degree programs in Applied Psychology Psychiatric Nursing, Physical Education and Coaching, Business Administration, Nursing, Therapeutic, Child and Youth Care, Recreation Performing Arts, Criminology and Social Work. Being a public university, tuition and accommodation fee is cheaper as compared to other colleges. The average fee of these courses is around 17500 CAD.
The acceptance rate of the college courses is 25%. The College provides good alumni services after graduation and any graduate is automatically a member of the alumnus, for as long as they want. The benefits provided are networking events, theatre nights, career fairs and employment services.
The Douglas College has catered alumni that have excelled in their career paths. Some of the notable alumni of the Douglas college include poet Elizabeth Bachinsky, author Carleigh Baker for short story collection Bad Endings, businessman Frank Guistra, Gold medalist wrestler in Olympic, Daniel Igali, actor Adrian Holmes, and author Sky Lee.
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