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At Thompson Rivers University, student success is our priority. The university empower the students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualized student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment.

For 45 years TRU has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student that comes to TRU —from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, at various stages of the learning journey. Nearly 26,000 students study on TRU campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, or in distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning.

From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers over 140 on-campus programs and 60 Open Learning programs to choose from. TRU students apply what they learn in co-op work terms, study abroad, undergraduate research, field schools and practicums, service learning and other opportunities — with guidance and mentorship by our accessible faculty. Research, creation and innovation thrive in our open, flexible learning environment. And so do the students.

Large student Base

28000+ students enrolled in On campus and Online programs

Individual Attention

Average class size is 31 for all academic programs

Wide variety of Programs

More than 140 Programs on Campus


$2.5 million scholarship bursaries and awards for students every year


2000+ Employee: Faculty, support staff and administration

Ample Housing

1000+ residential spaces for students