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BCTF Research Report

SECTION XII
2007-EF-01

BC international student revenue and FTE enrolment,
2001–02 to 2005–06

By Larry Kuehn, EdD
BCTF Research Department

 

Revenue from international students (also known as non-resident or offshore students) studying in BC schools increased by $10 million in 2005–06, rising to $109 million in the province as a whole. This continues a trend and reflects a doubling of revenue since the 2001–02 school year.

International student enrolment nearly doubled over the same period. It rose from 4,083 full-time equivalent students in 2001–02 to 7,853 full-time equivalents in 2005–06.

While overall revenue increased, sixteen districts had less fee revenue in 2005–06 than the previous year. The Vancouver district had the greatest drop in revenue, with a reduction of $570,000.

The districts with the largest revenue from international students were:

Coquitlam
Vancouver
Surrey
West Vancouver
North Vancouver.

The district with the highest international-student-fee revenue relative to enrolment is West Vancouver. Eight districts and the Francophone Education Authority had no revenue from international students.

Four districts increased their revenue by more than $1 million between 2005–06 and the previous year: Surrey, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, West Vancouver and Burnaby.

While the number of international students, and revenue generated, both continued to grow over the last year, this has been at a slower rate than in previous years.

See tables 1 and 2 for district-specific revenue and enrolment data.

Table 1: BC international student tuition-fee revenue, 2001-02 to 2005-06
Source: Schedule A.2, District Audited Financial Statements

# District Name 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 incr(decr)
5 Southeast Kootenay $5,940 $6,600 $12,423 $150,932 $314,200 $163,268
6 Rocky Mountain $707,358 $815,732 $565,688 $791,125 $938,026 $146,901
8 Kootenay Lake $297,150 $344,369 $531,871 $826,773 $920,810 $94,037
10 Arrow Lakes $6,000 0 $10,000 $6,000 $18,980 $12,980
19 Revelstoke $9,100 $11,900 $29,657 $34,250 $41,000 $6,750
20 Kootenay-Columbia 0 $4,250 $3,950 $80,192 $121,901 $41,709
22 Vernon $117,280 $115,835 $36,466 $119,670 $415,225 $295,555
23 Central Okanagan $250,038 $233,100 $223,613 $340,409 $349,300 $8,891
27 Cariboo-Chilcotin 0 0 $10,365 $24,982 $15,000 ($9,982)
28 Quesnel 0 $11,873 $3,866 $19,790 $9,370 ($10,420)
33 Chilliwack 0 0 $304,824 $250,952 $237,506 ($13,446)
34 Abbotsford $2,149,775 $4,415,900 $5,058,454 $3,346,990 $3,060,476 ($286,514)
35 Langley $6,976,962 $7,064,093 $6,651,211 $6,083,638 $6,738,260 $654,622
36 Surrey $3,054,950 $5,883,648 $7,857,741 $9,391,960 $10,773,065 $1,381,105
37 Delta $1,539,865 $3,083,741 $2,953,871 $3,282,205 $3,151,713 ($130,492)
38 Richmond $1,243,462 $1,952,079 $2,461,275 $2,721,699 $3,186,357 $464,658
39 Vancouver $8,334,196 $11,177,572 $10,867,680 $11,901,860 $11,331,567 ($570,293)
40 New Westminster $2,929,122 $2,724,610 $2,435,313 $2,613,355 $2,882,060 $268,705
41 Burnaby 0 $1,096,704 $3,320,302 $4,435,704 $5,443,304 $1,007,600
42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows $2,366,723 $3,741,379 $4,641,237 $5,142,212 $6,253,502 $1,111,290
43 Coquitlam $8,178,463 $11,363,094 $13,564,632 $15,076,129 $15,145,789 $69,660
44 North Vancouver $2,821,642 $3,823,632 $4,256,951 $5,982,778 $6,903,247 $920,469
45 West Vancouver $4,785,211 $6,166,735 $7,402,870 $7,936,479 $8,965,757 $1,029,278
46 Sunshine Coast $183,978 $156,108 $206,500 $107,530 $211,614 $104,084
47 Powell River $302,355 $391,556 $328,369 $279,536 $425,549 $146,013
48 Howe Sound $560,218 $1,208,974 $1,594,504 $2,134,633 $2,373,749 $239,116
49 Central Coast 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 Haida Gwai'i/Queen Charlotte 0 0 0 0 0 0
51 Boundary $30,566 $16,799 $25,850 $2,700 $17,170 $14,470
52 Prince Rupert $10,391 0 0 0 0 0
53 Okanagan Similkameen $104,500 $81,120 $91,096 $88,700 $93,775 $5,075
54 Bulkley Valley 0 $4,875 0 $16,000 0 ($16,000)
57 Prince George $29,699 $145,755 $183,248 $307,450 $346,506 $39,056
58 Nicola-Similkameen 0 $9,000 0 0 0 0
59 Peace River South $307,529 $270,634 $282,256 $250,520 $235,689 ($14,831)
60 Peace River North $7,700 $1,200 $51,958 $121,977 $35,428 ($86,549)
61 Greater Victoria $4,030,501 $4,712,338 $5,235,078 $5,196,515 $5,840,045 $643,530
62 Sooke $741,490 $935,571 $1,129,196 $1,757,780 $1,979,748 $221,968
63 Saanich $31,994 $259,508 $682,218 $979,571 $1,413,540 $433,969
64 Gulf Islands $306,897 $564,257 $400,500 $400,000 $295,000 ($105,000)
67 Okanagan Skaha $168,713 $159,760 $260,351 $404,990 $379,293 ($25,697)
68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith $958,150 $1,209,246 $1,851,375 $2,464,782 $2,464,112 ($670)
69 Qualicum $303,324 $765,735 $806,775 $1,518,355 $1,707,925 $189,570
70 Alberni $40,500 $77,250 $90,705 $70,720 $62,714 ($8,006)
71 Comox Valley $39,697 $36,155 $58,565 $117,206 $419,566 $302,360
72 Campbell River not available $27,870 $13,311 $63,529 $576,474 $512,945
73 Kamloops Thompson $465,630 $257,891 $119,142 $192,393 $136,959 ($55,434)
74 Gold Trail 0 $29,400 $28,800 $21,500 $30,579 $9,079
75 Mission $123,825 $482,499 $1,095,901 $1,193,187 $1,625,925 $432,738
78 Fraser-Cascade $14,980 $35,980 $94,953 $131,593 $147,809 $16,216
79 Cowichan Valley $866,950 $835,758 $858,125 $925,672 $891,381 ($34,291)
81 Fort Nelson 0 0 0 0 $11,000 $11,000
82 Coast Mountains $25,740 $21,250 $25,490 $18,300 $37,600 $19,300
83 North Okanagan-Shuswap $50,340 $34,614 $35,207 $18,900 $51,906 $33,006
84 Vancouver Island West 0 0 0 0 $10,500 $10,500
85 Vancouver Island North $18,000 $8,000 $22,000 $16,800 0 ($16,800)
87 Stikine 0 0 0 0 0 0
91 Nechako Lakes $8,500 0 0 0 $16,820 $16,820
92 Nisga’a 0 0 0 0 0 0
93 Francophone Education Authority 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total $55,505,404 $76,775,949 $88,775,733 $99,360,923 $109,054,791 $9,693,868
             
      up $11,999,784 up $10,585,190 up $9,693,868  
      or 13.5% or 11.92 % or 9.76%  
      from 2002-03 from 2003-4 from 2004-05  

BC international student tuition-fee revenue, 2001-02 to 2005-06

Table 2: BC International student FTE enrolment, 2001-02 to 2005-06

Dist# District Name 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06
5 Southeast Kootenay 0 9.0 2.0 4.5 18.0
6 Rocky Mountain 30.0 35.0 24.0 32.0 45.0
8 Kootenay Lake 18.0 24.0 34.8 32.0 44.0
10 Arrow Lakes 0 0 0 0 2.0
19 Revelstoke 1.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 5.0
20 Kootenay-Columbia 0 0 5.8 4.0 0
22 Vernon 8.0 15.0 1.0 12.0 29.0
23 Central Okanagan 40.8 22.4 26.6 42.6 34.9
27 Cariboo-Chilcotin 3.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0
28 Quesnel 0 0 1.0 1.0 1.0
33 Chilliwack 53.5 65.8 65.3 86.4 78.0
34 Abbotsford 88.0 350.0 391.0 283.0 239.5
35 Langley 529.7 521.9 495.1 438.8 473.3
36 Surrey 234.0 447.0 544.8 621.9 706.8
37 Delta 90.0 222.0 220.3 248.6 252.5
38 Richmond 104.0 144.5 175.3 238.0 255.5
39 Vancouver 608.0 805.0 877.9 837.0 818.0
40 New Westminster 191.9 168.9 163.1 176.6 181.8
41 Burnaby 0 74.5 223.5 318.0 357.0
42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows 173.9 279.5 364.5 410.0 456.9
43 Coquitlam 531.5 732.5 901.5 1,012.5 958.8
44 North Vancouver 190.0 223.6 339.0 469.5 520.1
45 West Vancouver 360.5 442.0 511.0 551.5 560.0
46 Sunshine Coast 24.8 18.0 33.0 14.0 20.0
47 Powell River 23.0 37.0 26.0 21.0 24.9
48 Howe Sound 32.9 82.3 98.6 140.0 174.0
49 Central Coast 0 0 0 0 0
50 Haida Gwai'i/Queen Charlotte 0 0 0 0 0
51 Boundary 6.0 4.0 8.0 6.0 0
52 Prince Rupert 2.5 0 0 0 0
53 Okanagan Similkameen 0 0 3.0 0 0
54 Bulkley Valley 0 0 0 2.0 0
57 Prince George 0 2.0 4.0 14.0 18.0
58 Nicola Similkameen 0 1.0 0 0 0
59 Peace River South 47.1 48.5 49.5 42.9 33.0
60 Peace River North 23.1 13.3 25.6 52.8 35.5
61 Greater Victoria 306.7 352.7 405.1 369.4 468.5
62 Sooke 52.8 65.8 81.1 108.7 109.6
63 Saanich 4.0 21.9 56.9 78.5 133.8
64 Gulf Islands 25.0 46.5 68.0 68.0 71.0
67 Okanagan Skaha 18.8 16.0 27.9 40.9 36.0
68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith 75.9 97.9 164.7 229.4 241.3
69 Qualicum 18.0 36.0 45.0 72.0 89.9
70 Alberni 2.0 14.0 7.0 8.0 8.0
71 Comox Valley 7.6 4.0 13.5 12.6 43.9
72 Campbell River 1.0 4.0 2.0 6.0 57.0
73 Kamloops-Thompson 37.0 31.0 50.0 54.0 62.0
74 Gold Trail 15.9 1.0 3.0 1.0 2.0
75 Mission 9.0 23.0 81.0 84.0 113.0
78 Fraser-Cascade 2.0 2.0 10.0 10.0 7.0
79 Cowichan Valley 77.6 74.6 77.6 84.0 62.0
81 Fort Nelson 0 0 0 0 0
82 Coast Mountains 0 2.0 2.0 0 0
83 North Okanagan-Shuswap 4.0 2.0 11.9 1.8 2.0
84 Vancouver Island West 8.0 0 0 0 2.0
85 Vancouver Island North 0 13.0 2.0 1.0 0
87 Stikine 0 0 0 0 0
91 Nechako Lakes 3.0 1.0 1.0 0 0
92 Nisga'a 0 0 0 0 0
93 Conseil scolaire francophone 0 0 0 0 0
  Total 4,083.3 5,599.7 6,729.8 7,346.8 7,853.3
Source: Ministry of Education enrolment data, http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/reporting/enrol/student.php

BC international student FTE enrolment, 2001-02 to 2005-06

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