KPU was formed in 1981, after separating from Douglas College. The university then took over the campus south of the Fraser River, where KPU continues to be present today.
In 1995, the institution became a degree-granting university college, and in 2008 became a polytechnic university.More than 20,000 students annually (over 12,000 full-time equivalency students). 57,000+ registered alumni around the world.
KPU is Canada’s only polytechnic university. We focus on hands-on skills, in addition to traditional academics. There are a total of 140 programs available at KPU, many of which include work experience terms, practicums, or cooperative education options.