ABOUT UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN ALBERTA

ABOUT UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES IN ALBERTA

Reading about universities and colleges in Alberta will probably get you quite excited about the many possibilities for post-secondary study in the various regions of this province.

Alberta has publicly-funded universities, university colleges, community colleges, and technical institutes, which offer academic, professional and language programs. Together, Alberta universities and colleges grant over 18, 000 degrees, diplomas and certificates combined each year

Alberta's 4 main universities are The University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and Athabasca University. The latter is an open university providing university degree programs through distance education, while the others are campus-based academic and research institutions. These are 4-year institutions offering 3- and 4-year bachelor's degrees, plus 1- to 2-year certificates, diplomas, associate's degrees and graduate study in a huge range of academic fields. Alberta also has publicly-funded university colleges, which are independent faith-based institutions offering baccalaureate and graduate degree programs.

Community colleges and technical institutes in Alberta are primarily 2-year institutions providing certificates, diplomas and applied degrees, although some also offer specialized baccalaureate degrees. Colleges also offer university transfer programs and are therefore a popular starting point for international students looking to pursue post-secondary education in Alberta.

With everything you need for life and work in a global culture, the internationally-ranked universities and colleges in Alberta will help you achieve your current and future goals.