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

Searching Searching ...

Matching School Ads
3 Program(s) Found
  • 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.
Show more [+]
  • Online Courses
5 Program(s) Found
  • 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.
  • Offers a high school diploma program through distance learning materials.
  • Specializes in distance learning courses to award diplomas.
Show more [+]
  • Online Courses
5 Program(s) Found
  • Founded in 1970 by Bernie and Rita Turner, two teachers who wanted to help working adults pursue their doctoral degrees.
  • All student services are available 24/7, including financial aid, course registration, technical issues, and other inquiries. 
  • Returning students get a waived enrollment fee, automatic transcript retrieval, and other benefits.
  • Has regional accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1990, as well as specialized certification or licensure-specific accreditations from multiple organizations.
Show more [+]
  • Online Courses
2 Program(s) Found
  • Ranked among the top 20 Regional Universities in the West in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes Magazine in 2013.
  • Designated as a 2015 College of Distinction.
  • Accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), with accreditation for The College of Business Administration by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Show more [+]
  • Online Courses
5 Program(s) Found

• 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.

Show more [+]
  • Online Courses
5 Program(s) Found
  • The nation’s first private college to offer civil engineering instruction and one of the first institutions to receive designation as an NSA Center of Excellence in Information Security Education.
  • Founded in 1819 as the nation's first military college.
  • Online programs are structured so that students take a single course at a time.
  • Help desk accessible 24/7 and ready to assist students with any questions they have.
Show more [+]
  • Online Courses
1 Program(s) Found

Ranked 2nd best university in the world*, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Our triple accredited Global MBA will harness your leadership potential and be tailored to your career path. *QS rankings.

  • Online Courses

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