UCW earns 5 Star rating from QS Stars

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University Canada West (UCW) is recently received an overall 5 Star rating from the QS Stars higher education rating system.

“We are delighted and honoured to receive 5 Stars from QS Stars,” said Brock Dykeman, UCW President and Vice-Chancellor.

“The QS Stars audit evaluated everything from UCW’s teaching and academic development to online learning, social responsibility and inclusiveness, providing an in-depth look at the quality of our university.”

UCW is the third university in Canada, and the first in British Columbia, to receive a 5 Star rating from QS Stars. There are only a total of seven institutions in the United States and Canada to receive a 5 Star rating.

As part of the QS Stars audit process, institutions receive an overall rating of between zero and 5+ stars, as well as a rating in at least eight of 13 key areas. UCW’s scores included:

  • Teaching:5 Stars
  • Employability:5 Stars
  • Academic Development:5 Stars
  • Online Learning:5 Stars
  • Social Responsibility:5 Stars
  • Inclusiveness:5 Stars
  • Internationalization:4 Stars

UCW also received 5 Stars in the Specialist Criteria category for its Master of Business Administration degree program.

The QS Stars rating system provides an in-depth evaluation that assesses a university on a broad range of key performance indicators.

“The audit report identified our strengths as well as some areas where we could improve,” Dykeman said. “We can use it to not only celebrate our successes but to help shape the roadmap for UCW’s future.”