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Top 20 Canadian Universities

2004 list         2003 list        2002 list

There are many different kinds of rankings of Canadian universities. These are a little different since they were taken from a business publication and rank the universities by revenues. The lists are found in National Post Business. The 2004 list is in the Jone 2005 issue on p.178. The 2003 list is found in the June 2004 issue on p.176 and the 2002 list is located in the June 2003 issue on p.150. The lists are not reproduced in their entirety. Also included in the original rankings: Net Income, Assets and Net Assets. These rankings are among those found in the special issues devoted to Canada's Largest Corporations. We have in the Western Libraries these reports on the National Post and Financial Post "Top 500" dating back to the 1970s.

 

 

 

Rank 2004
University Name
2004 Revenue $000s
Full-time Students
1. University of Toronto 1,568,100 56,979
2. University of British Columbia 1,133,553 28,830
3. University of Montreal 1,123,146 37,059
4. University of Quebec 1,093,020 51,180
5. University of Alberta 999,214 30,258
6. McGill University 898,008 24,226
7. Laval University 735,486 28,843
8. University of Calgary 691,727 23,837
9. University of Western Ontario 680,353 27,622
10. York University 653,344 38,086
11. Queen's University 611,039 16,522
12. McMaster University 606,233 18,384
13. University of Saskatchewan 566,596 15,397
14. University of Ottawa 513,253 23,666
15. University of Manitoba 512,839 19,489
16. University of Waterloo 482,496 22,224
17. Univeristy of Guelph 476,487 16,015
18. Simon Fraser University 389,759 12,470
19. Concordia University 377,797 18,576
20. Dalhousie University 377,261 13,195

 

 

 

 

 

Rank 2003
 
2003 Revenue $'000s
Full-time Students
1 University of Toronto 1,248,300 47,456
2 University of Montreal 1,123,368 35,587
3 University of British Columbia 1,072,408 28,091
4 University of Quebec 992,482 48,382
5 University of Alberta 825,733 29,432
6 McGill University 759,355 23,237
7 Laval University 694,348 28,030
8 University of Western Ontario 587,280 26,283
9 University of Calgary 585,765 23,380
10 York University 578,087 33,586
11 Queen's University 260,736 15,717
12 University of Saskatchewan 532,398 15,044
13 McMaster University 517,132 16,138
14 University of Manitoba 497,396 18,216
15 University of Ottawa 465,911 20,500
16 University of Guelph 446,271 14,503
17 University of Waterloo 426,985 21,059
18 Concordia University 368,853 18,008
19 Simon Fraser University 348,664 12,104
20 Dalhousie University 348,514 12,403

 

Rank 2002
 
2002 Revenue $'000s
Full-time Students
1 University of Toronto 1,143,300 44,126
2 University of British Columbia 960,940 26,417
3 University of Montreal 953,606 33,269
4 University of Quebec 927,119 34,988
5 University of Alberta 815,513 27,961
6 McGill University 733,337 22,029
7 Laval University 586,907 22,884
8 University of Calgary 578,213 22,273
9 University of Western Ontario 564,554 24,759
10 Queen's University 525,924 15,259
11 York University 525,464 30,056
12 University of Saskatchewan 522,203 15,012
13 McMaster University 456,898 14,528
14 University of Manitoba 449,952 17,591
15 University of Ottawa 426,981 18,932
16 University of Guelph 414,264 13,617
17 University of Waterloo 388,846 19,782
18 Dalhousie University 319,092 11,432
19 Simon Fraser University 313,721 10,870
20 Concordia University 309,799 15,691