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Table B.2.11
Average undergraduate and graduate university tuition fees, full‑time students,1 by faculty, Canada, 2006/2007 and 2007/2008

  2006/20072 2007/20082
current dollars
Undergraduate faculty
Medicine 9,659 9,937
Law 7,155 7,334
Parks, recreation, health (other than medicine) and fitness3 4,996 5,099
Engineering 4,943 5,131
Mathematics, computer and information science 4,650 4,700
Physical and life sciences and technology 4,270 4,467
Humanities 4,336 4,459
Business, management and public administration 4,195 4,271
Social and behavioral science 4,041 4,156
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 3,991 4,148
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 3,869 3,963
Architecture and related technologies 3,839 3,957
Education 3,373 3,473
Graduate faculty
Business, management and public administration 14,879 13,702
Medicine 6,976 7,168
Parks, recreation, health (other than medicine) and fitness 4,649 4,689
Education 4,627 4,684
Engineering 4,221 4,340
Architecture and related technologies 4,153 4,297
Mathematics, computer and information science 4,129 4,216
Physical and life sciences and technology 4,104 4,215
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 3,679 3,726
Social and behavioral science 3,579 3,711
Humanities 3,531 3,660
Law 3,272 3,323
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 2,830 2,884
1. Both in- and out-of-province students are included in the weighted average calculations; foreign students are not included. Based on the eight-month academic year.
2. The Survey of Tuition and Living Accommodation Costs for Full-time Students (TLAC), which was administered from April to June 2007 to collect data on 2007/2008 tuition fees, has undergone important modifications. The survey universe was increased from around 60 to 102 institutions. In addition, the program classification used to obtain tuition data adopted the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) coding. As a result, the faculty categories presented here differ from those published in PCEIP 2007. In some cases (e.g., medicine, education and a few others), the classification remained consistent. For these disciplines, the only factor affecting the comparability of weighted averages to previous years is the number of institutions that provided data. In other cases (e.g., arts and sciences), the category no longer exists and the tuition for programs under that category may now appear under two or three different categories. It is not possible to map the tuition provided in the new categories to the categories used in preceding years.
3. Investigation is underway to further break down this category to show dentistry, nursing and pharmacy individually.
Data source: Survey of Tuition and Living Accommodation Costs for Full-time Students, Statistics Canada.
Table source: Statistics Canada and Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. 2007. Education indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program. Catalogue no. 81-582-XIE. Ottawa.