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UFV FACTS AT A GLANCE for Fiscal 2022/23, unless otherwise noted:
Founded as Fraser Valley College April 4, 1974
University status as University of the Fraser Valley April 21, 2008
Bachelor's degrees awarded (2022/23) 1,076
Total credentials awarded (2022/23) 2,401


Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Chancellor
Mr. John Pankratz, Chair, Board of Governors

Dr. James Mandigo, Acting President and Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Tracy Ryder Glass, Vice-Provost, Academic



Total number of students as of November 1, 2022 for Fall 2022
14,321 Total number of students in Fiscal 2022/23
795 Total self-declared Indigenous students
55.7%, 41.8%, 0.3%, 2.2% Student Gender by Female, Male, Non-Binary, and Unknown
52% Full-time students taking 9 credits or more in a semester
82.2% Year 1 to 2 retention rate for students in the 2020 Cohort who are new to UFV and have registered in a Bachelor's degree program.
24 Average class size
Over 50,000 Alumni


1,963 Number of international students
60 Countries represented
12% Share of the total student population made up of international

Top 5 home countries are India, China, Vietnam, Republic of Korea, and Japan


The 2023 Canadian University Survey Consortium middle-year university student reports that:
87% of UFV middle-year undergraduate students are satisfied/very satisfied with their decision to attend UFV
87% of UFV middle-year undergraduate students agreed/strongly agreed they are generally satisfied with quality of teaching they received

of UFV middle-year undergraduate students agreed or strongly agreed that professors seem knowledgeable in their fields


of UFV middle-year undergraduate students say their university experiences met/exceeded their expectations

The 2023 National Survey of Student Engagement of first - year and senior students indicates that:
76% of UFV first-year students rate their overall education experience at the university as excellent or good
86% of first-year students responded if they could start over again, they would definitely/probably go to UFV
76% of senior students rate their overall educational experience at the university as excellent or good
83% of senior students responded if they could start over again, they would definitely/probably go to UFV
The 2022 Baccalaureate Graduate Survey reports that:
92% of UFV degree graduates are satisfied/very satisfied with their education
94% rate the quality of instruction as good/very good
88% identified UFV as being helpful/very helpful in their skill development



Faculty members (fiscal year 2022/23)

867 Staff & administrators (fiscal year 2022/23)


College of Arts

Faculty of Education, Community, and Human Development

Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Business and Computing
Faculty of Science
School of Graduate Studies


65 Undergraduate certificate, diploma, & associate degree programs
20 Bachelor degree programs, with majors, minors, & extended minors in more than 40 program areas
Master’s degree, graduate certificate, & post-baccalaureate programs
19 Trades & apprenticeship programs
19 Adult training, continuing education certificates, upgrading, and ESL programs
77 Study abroad programs
20 Program that offer co-operative education
The 5 largest academic departments are School of Business, School of Computing, Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Mathematics and Statistics.


497 Student research assistant positions


200 Students living on campus
65+ Student clubs and associations

Varsity sports in soccer, basketball, volleyball, and golf;

Club sports in rowing, baseball, and rugby sevens

Team name — Cascades
Mascot name — Sasq’ets
Colours — forest green, spring green, and black


Abbotsford — main campus, Aerospace Training Centre
Chilliwack — Canada Education Park (CEP)
Mission and Hope
Clearbrook Centre
Online activity comprises 30% of total instruction


For further information, please refer to the Factbook 2022-23.