Six students became the University’s first alumni in 1994. UNBC now graduates over 700 students per year. As of 2016, UNBC has 12,410 individual graduates holding 13,745 credentials. Alumni include politicians, entrepreneurs, nurses, teachers, foresters, bankers, and community leaders of all types.
UNBC’s alumni are the University’s single-most important external constituency. As ambassadors, they are key to expanding UNBC’s profile around the world. As citizens, they are applying their UNBC education and experience to improving the social, economic, environmental, and cultural fabric of our communities.
University graduates earn more money than the provincial average according to a Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia report and UNBC alumni are no exception. More than half of employed survey respondents reported earning at least $60,000 a year from their main job and nearly 16 per cent reported earning more than $100,000 annually.
UNBC graduates are leaders in their field, with nearly 70 per cent of employed graduates working in management or executive-level positions.