History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 2006 to celebrate the vision of Sir Alexander Mackenzie - a fur trade adventurer and author from Scotland - Alexander College is a post-secondary institution educating around 3,000 students annually. The College was initially established to offer Transfer Programs and English for Academic Purposes for Undergraduate students to achieve success in their transition to the University. It was later chartered to offer Associate degrees in Arts and Sciences. Offering affordable tuition and an urban campus experience, Alexander College is internationally acclaimed for its engaging curriculums, individualized support and reputed faculty. The University is recognized and accredited by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Degree Quality Assurance Board (DQAB), BC Education Quality Assurance (EQA), it is also a proud participant in the BC Transfer System.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Alexander College has two urban campus locations in Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Vancouver campus is located in the center of downtown Vancouver and is just a few steps away from the major shopping, entertainment district and tourist attractions. The Burnaby campus, located on the corner of Kingsway, is also built keeping in mind students’ convenience and is only a few blocks away from the largest centers in Canada. Both the Alexander College campuses feature state-of-the-art facilities, and offer a bunch of exciting experiences right at the campus doorstep. Over 80 University level courses are available at the College, which primarily offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees in Economics, Business, Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics, Computer Science and other disciplines. Further, Alexander College also offers Pathways and Block Transfers, English as Second Language courses, online programs, university transfer courses and more for flexible education.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Alexander College offers accredited academic programs that are recognized by acclaimed national academic bodies. The College is rooted in its purpose to foster community engagement at the local and global level. It plans to create the AC Alumni Association as it continues to draw attention from its present and former students. It aims to create a vibrant, helpful, and informative alumni network that will provide a number of benefits to its former students like continued opportunities for career advising, featured articles concerning AC, access to some ongoing services and many more.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
At Alexander College, students not only learn how to build their careers but also learn how to manage human relationships and how to treat people of different cultures. Out of the 3,000 students that are enrolled in the College annually, 31% of them are international. This international share comes from more than 50 countries. Alexander College graduates have a track record of being employed at leading multinationals of the likes of, Amazon, Walmart, Google, Microsoft, EY, Shell, Apple, McDonald’s, 7-Eleven and more.