Thompson Rivers University

Facts and Figures

At TRU you’ll find many paths to learning — on-campus and online, in and out of the classroom, across programs, even around the globe—leading to careers in trades, healthcare, hospitality or technology. Entrepreneurship, law, science, social work or the arts. Welcome to hands-on learning and research in our supportive, inclusive environment. To empower, inspire and transform.

Founded

1970 - Read our History

Naming

TRU takes its name from the North Thompson and South Thompson Rivers, which converge at Kamloops

 

Students by program

Baccalaureate Students

Total: 8,635 (30% of unique total, 37% of On Campus)

Continuing Education Students

On Campus: 3,723 (25%)

Trades Students

On Campus: 1,444 (10%)

Graduate Students

772 (3%)

Law Students

339

 

Domestic students

  • 23,965

Aboriginal students

  • 10% (2016-2017)

International students

  • 4,579 (16%)
  • 23% On Campus, 11% Open Learning
  • Top 3 Countries: India (33%), China (30%), and Nigeria (3%)

 

Alumni

Canadian

33,000+

International

15,000+

Total

49,000+


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