BC debate over international enrolments focuses on high fees

October 11, 2017

Critics have alleged that British Columbia’s colleges and universities are displacing domestic students in order to capture the higher tuition fees paid by international students, yet these institutions deny that any displacement is occurring. Peter Wylie, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, recently presented a paper arguing that much of the displacement of domestic students might not necessarily happen at the institutional admissions level, but at the course selection level. Institutional stakeholders have contested this claim, however, adding that the recruitment of international students has a significant impact on a school’s position in global ranking systems. The Province