Fast Facts

NIC is honoured to acknowledge the traditional territories of the combined 35 First Nations of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish traditions, on whose traditional and unceded territories we are situated. NIC is a publically funded community college dedicated to serving 157,000 people on northern Vancouver Island and the central BC mainland coast. Our central focus is to support student experiences and success. Programming is delivered onsite at four campuses and one learning centre, through technology-enabled distance learning and many in-community programs developed in partnership with remote communities across our 80,000 km service region.

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Campus & Online Enrolment

Student origins across NIC's catchement area

Employee Composition

Staff, admin and faculty composition of NIC's employees

NIC Students Say*

90 percent say

they are satisfied with their education

92 percent say

NIC's quality of instruction is high

90 percent say

they were well-prepared by NIC for future studies

* DACSO survey of former NIC Diploma, Associate Degree and Certificate students

Student Headcount


Students total


Indigenous students


International students


Dual Credit
high school students


Dual Admissions
post-secondary students


Domestic FTEs


International FTEs

Program Mix*

Program mix ratios

*Based on student FTEs

College Revenue

College revenue sources


Domestic Student Origins

86 percent are

Students from within the NIC region

6 percent are

Students from mainland BC, Canada and other provinces

8 percent are

Students from southern Vancouver Island

Scholarships & Bursaries Awarded

Scholarships and bursaries growth from 2016 to 2017

Applied Research & Innovation Projects

Research funding growth from 2016 to 2017