Table B.2.9
Average undergraduate and graduate university tuition fees,Note 1 full-time Canadian students, Canada and provinces, 2007/2008 to 2012/2013

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Table B.2.9
Average undergraduate and graduate university tuition fees, full-time Canadian students, Canada and provinces, 2007/2008 to 2012/2013
Table summary
This table displays the results of average undergraduate and graduate university tuition fees academic year, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013, calculated using current dollars units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Academic yearNote 2
2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012Note 3 2012/2013Note 4
current dollars
Canada 4,558 4,747 4,942 5,146 5,313Note  r: revised 5,581Note p: preliminary
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,632 2,619 2,624 2,649 2,649 2,649Note p: preliminary
Prince Edward Island 4,440 4,530 4,969 5,131 5,258 5,470Note p: preliminary
Nova ScotiaNote 5 6,110 5,877 5,752 5,497 5,722Note  r: revised 5,934Note p: preliminary
New Brunswick 5,590 5,479 5,516 5,647 5,728Note  r: revised 5,917Note p: preliminary
QuebecNote 6 2,056 2,180 2,309 2,411 2,520Note  r: revised 2,774Note p: preliminary
OntarioNote 7 5,388 5,667 5,985 6,316 6,815Note  r: revised 7,180Note p: preliminary
Manitoba 3,271 3,238 3,408 3,593 3,638Note  r: revised 3,729Note p: preliminary
SaskatchewanNote 8 5,015 5,064 5,173 5,431 5,734Note  r: revised 6,017Note p: preliminary
Alberta 5,122 5,308 5,240 5,505 5,663Note  r: revised 5,883Note p: preliminary
British Columbia 4,922 4,746 4,706 4,758 4,919Note  r: revised 5,015Note p: preliminary
Canada 5,592 5,737 4,860 5,401 5,450Note  r: revised 5,695Note p: preliminary
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,686 2,443 2,458 2,456 2,456 2,456Note p: preliminary
Prince Edward Island 2,875 2,665 4,091 3,913 3,992 4,100Note p: preliminary
Nova ScotiaNote 5 7,357 7,734 7,701 7,157 7,427Note  r: revised 7,613Note p: preliminary
New Brunswick 5,119 5,070 5,074 5,034 5,258 5,449Note p: preliminary
QuebecNote 6 2,370 2,219 2,443 2,601 2,718Note  r: revised 2,969Note p: preliminary
OntarioNote 7 8,486 8,256 6,256 7,181 7,682Note  r: revised 8,041Note p: preliminary
Manitoba 4,602 3,805 3,936 4,132 4,173 4,292Note p: preliminary
SaskatchewanNote 8 3,533 2,762 3,127 3,434 3,444Note  r: revised 3,656Note p: preliminary
Alberta 6,150 4,948 4,597 4,672 4,676 4,746Note p: preliminary
British Columbia 6,431 7,241 6,230 7,178 7,442Note  r: revised 7,593Note p: preliminary
p preliminary
r revised
1. Tuition data do not include additional compulsory fees. Services included in additional compulsory fees vary from institution to institution, and can change over time. Typically, they include fees for athletics, student health services and student associations, as well as other fees that apply to full-time Canadian students. Using the most current enrolment data available, average tuition fees have been weighted by the number of students enrolled by institution and field of study. Foreign students are not included.
2. A major redesign of the Tuition and Living Accommodation Costs for Full-time Students (TLAC) questionnaire was implemented for the 2007/2008 collection cycle, when fields of study based on the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) were used. Executive Master of Business Administration and Regular Master of Business Administration previously included in the "Business, management and public administration" category were presented independently under the graduate programs; this change had a substantial impact. Beginning in 2010/2011, MBA programs were excluded from the national and provincial weighted averages to eliminate the impact of the high cost of these programs on the overall tuition fee averages.
3. The 2011/2012 data were preliminary; that is, they may have included estimates that were provided by responding institutions when final fees were not available before the reporting due date. These data have now been revised and finalized.
4. Data for 2012/2013 are preliminary and subject to revision. For Quebec, the data do not reflect the tuition fees freeze for in-province students. Any required changes will be applied for the 2013/2014 data release, when the 2012/2013 data become final.
5. Beginning in 2007/2008 in Nova Scotia, the weighted averages take into account the different fees paid by in- and out-of-province students.
6. Beginning in 1998/1999 in Quebec, the weighted averages take into account the different fees paid by in- and out-of-province students.
7. Beginning in 2007/2008 in Ontario, adjustments to the calculation of weighted averages were introduced to account for fees that vary according to the year of study.
8. Since 2006/2007 in Saskatchewan, the weighted averages have been calculated using the enrolments of 2004.
Notes: Since the distribution of enrolment across various programs varies from period to period, caution should be exercised when making long-term historical comparisons.
Data do not take into account financial assistance or tax rebates provided to students. Tuition fees and additional compulsory fees represent only a portion of all costs incurred for attending university.
To convert this current dollar data to constant dollar amounts for comparison over time, it is suggested that the September Consumer Price Index corresponding with the beginning of the university academic year (September to August) be used. For the index and further details on converting, see Table F.1.4.
For a brief description of this indicator, including the methodology, please see the Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program.
Source: Statistics Canada, Tuition and Living Accommodation Costs for Full-time Students at Canadian Degree-granting Institutions Survey (TLAC), data released September 12, 2012.
Updated December 13, 2012.
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