Ministry of Advanced Education

Post-secondary Central Data Warehouse


The Post-secondary Central Data Warehouse contains standardized data relating to student demographics, programs, credentials, courses, session registration and campuses for 21 public post-secondary institutions in B.C., including colleges, institutes and teaching-intensive universities.  The data are updated in May and October.

Student names are not contained in the data warehouse, and student-level data is encrypted so that individual students cannot be identified. Data in the warehouse may not be used to make decisions about an individual.

Through an agreement with Statistics Canada, the ministry provides data on behalf of contributing institutions to the Post-Secondary Student Information System, centralizing the submission process and saving the system significant resources. Some data elements are collected in the Central Data Warehouse specifically to satisfy this agreement. Data is submitted to the Post-Secondary Student Information System annually following the completion of the May data warehouse submission cycle.

Post-secondary Central Data Warehouse Standard Reports

All reports are in PDF format.

May 2016
Gender Major
Age Credentials


Data Definitions and Standards for the Central Data Warehouse

This document outlines standard definitions for data related to student enrolment and credentialing at the contributing institutions. It was developed through the co-operative efforts of the B.C. public post-secondary system and the Ministry of Advanced Education through the data definitions and standards committee.

Data Quality Management Plan

More Information

For more information about the Central Data Warehouse please contact:
CDW Coordinator
Ministry of Advanced Education

Other B.C. Post-secondary Data