Booth University College was established in 1982 as Catherine Booth Bible College. It was renamed William and Catherine Booth College in 1997 in honour of The Salvation Army's cofounders, William Booth and Catherine Booth. On June 17, 2010 the college officially became Booth University College. The current president of Booth University College is Dr. Donald E. Burke, who has been associated with the college since its founding. Over two hundred students are enrolled at the Winnipeg Campus (September to April), and hundreds more take courses through Booth UC's spring, summer, and distance education programs.
Booth University College is located in downtown Winnipeg at 447 Webb Place. The University College's John Fairbank Memorial Library is just a three minute walk from the main campus. The library has over 55,000 books as well as a subscription to 115,000 ebooks.