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Alberta Colleges and Universities

 

Colleges and Universities in Alberta

From winter sports to summer festivals, Alberta offers year-round fun. The western Canadian province boasts wide-open spaces and prairie landscapes, but also modern cities and small towns. The University of Alberta, the province's oldest and largest university, is known for its contributions to the Canadian Circumpolar Institute (which does research in the Arctic and Antarctic areas) and the Bovine Genomics Program, and also offers a world-renowned printmaking program. The province also boasts other universities in areas like Calgary and Lethbridge, and has opportunities for students to gain technical training in areas like graphic design, oil and gas administration, and more. You can also attend Bible colleges, art and design schools, regional colleges and more.

Careers after college: Job prospects in Alberta

Because it is the home of the province's largest university, it's no wonder that Edmonton has a strong student workforce. Most of the regional jobs that are experiencing growth require some education, but can provide opportunities for those who want to stay in the area after graduating. Occupations and hourly average wages in Edmonton include:

  1. Biologists and related scientists: $32.48
  2. Graphic designers and illustrators: $20.65
  3. Ministers of religion: CAN $21.89
  4. Natural and applied science researchers: CAN $29.42
  5. Petroleum engineers: CAN $45.14
  6. Printing press operators (non-Edmonton areas): CAN $20.71
  7. Printing supervisors and related operations: CAN $23.27

It goes to show that a little education can lead to a job with a healthy salary and good growth potential, and can help to make life in Alberta enjoyable for those with the right training.

See also: Alberta Vocational Schools and Career Training

Directory of Alberta Colleges & Universities

Campus & Online Schools Accepting Students from Alberta

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  • Providing accredited online courses and degree programs since 1987.
  • A military-friendly school, it ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
  • Students can customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
  • Program and course tuition is all-inclusive: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
  • Alumni can enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
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  • Providing accredited online courses and degree programs since 1987.
  • A military-friendly school, it ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
  • Students can customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
  • Program and course tuition is all-inclusive: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
  • Alumni can enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Ranked #11 in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 1,600 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
  • Through its 47 endowed scholarships, it has awared $200,000 to Ph.D students over the course of four years.
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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  • Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a premier, private, accredited, nondenominational Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 16:1 and 33.9% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • As a Christian university, the school encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace.
  • 65% of students have cars on campus, and alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age.
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  • Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a premier, private, accredited, nondenominational Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 16:1 and 33.9% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • As a Christian university, the school encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace.
  • 65% of students have cars on campus, and alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age.
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  • Accredited
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  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
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With the growth in demand for flexible and accessible qualifications, the University of Lincoln understands that not everyone is able to study for a degree in the traditional way. Our Distance Learning programmes help you coordinate your studies around your existing job commitments.

With the growth in demand for flexible and accessible qualifications, the University of Lincoln understands that not everyone is able to study for a degree in the traditional way. Our Distance Learning programmes help you coordinate your studies around your existing job commitments.

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  • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
  • Designated as a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Houses one of the largest library systems in the Pacific Northwest, with 3 libraries on the Pullman campus and a library at each regional campus.
  • 5 Washington campuses in Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett.
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  • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
  • Designated as a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Houses one of the largest library systems in the Pacific Northwest, with 3 libraries on the Pullman campus and a library at each regional campus.
  • 5 Washington campuses in Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett.
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  • A member of The Russell Group of 24 UK research-led universities.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide.
  • Teaches students are from over 160 countries worldwide.
  • Holds full accreditation with degrees widely recognized internationally.
  • Degrees pursued online will look the same as degrees pursued on campus.
  • Its Royal Charter has allowed it to independently award bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees since 1903.
  • Over 6,000 international students on campus.
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  • A member of The Russell Group of 24 UK research-led universities.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide.
  • Teaches students are from over 160 countries worldwide.
  • Holds full accreditation with degrees widely recognized internationally.
  • Degrees pursued online will look the same as degrees pursued on campus.
  • Its Royal Charter has allowed it to independently award bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees since 1903.
  • Over 6,000 international students on campus.
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Other Colleges & Universities in Alberta

The following list of schools in Alberta has been resourced from The Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada (AUCC).

University
Location
Website
Language Spoken
Year Established
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Camrose, Calgary
Both
1906
Mount Royal University
Calgary
English
1910
Concordia University College of Alberta
Edmonton
English
1921
University of Calgary
Calgary, Edmonton
English
1966
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Edmonton, Calgary
English
1967
Athabasca University
Athabasca, Calgary, Edmonton
English
1970
Grant MacEwan University
Edmonton
English
1971
The King's University College
Edmonton
English
1979