This is a list of colleges in Alberta. Post-secondary education in the Canadian province of Alberta is regulated by the Ministry of Advanced Education. Alberta has the following tertiary education institutions:

Bow Valley

Publicly funded colleges

Alberta's publicly funded colleges may offer academic upgrading, job readiness, apprenticeship, certificate, diploma, university transfer, baccalaureate and applied degree programs.[1]

College Location Founded Enrollment
Bow Valley College Calgary 1964 16,000
Grande Prairie Regional College Grande Prairie 1966 2,000
Keyano College Fort McMurray 1965 10,000
Lakeland College Vermilion 1913 7,000
Lethbridge College Lethbridge 1957 7,200
Medicine Hat College Medicine Hat 1965 2,700
NorQuest College Edmonton 1965 10,800
Northern Lakes College Grouard 1999
Olds College Olds 1913 1,288
Portage College Lac La Biche 1968

Technical institutes


Institution City Founded Enrollment
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Edmonton 1962 81,000 (8,600 full-time students, 12,600 apprentice registrants and 59,800 part-time students)
Red Deer Polytechnic Red Deer 1964 7,500
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Calgary 1916 75,000 (14,000 full-time, 61,000 part-time)

Private technical institutes

Institution City Founded Enrollment
Canford Institute of Technology Edmonton 2016 40 (20 full-time students, 20 part-time and online students)

Private colleges

The following private colleges are accredited to grant degrees:[2]

Institution City Founded Enrollment
Alberta Bible College Calgary 1932
CLAC Career Development College Edmonton 2017
Newman Theological College Edmonton 1969
Peace River Bible Institute Sexsmith 1933 150
Prairie College Three Hills 1922 300
Taylor College and Seminary Edmonton 1939
Vanguard College Edmonton 1964 250

The following private colleges offer programs licensed by the Private Career Colleges branch in accordance with the Private Vocational Training Act and Regulation:[3]

College City Founded Enrollment
ABM College Calgary 2010 500
Alberta Caregiving Institute Edmonton 2010 40
Bay River College Calgary 2014 100
Cambrooks College Calgary 2011
Canadian Imperial College Edmonton 2019
CDI College Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Online 1960
Edmonton Digital Arts College Edmonton 2002 80
Elevated Learning Academy Calgary and Edmonton 2010 150
ERP College Calgary 2009
Heritage College Calgary 2016 50
High Velocity Equipment Training Camrose 2008
InnoTech College Calgary and Edmonton 2015 40
MCG Career College Calgary, Red Deer and, Cold Lake 2005 Medical Office, Massage Therapy, Architectural Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
MTG Healthcare Academy Calgary and Red Deer 2011
Reeves College Calgary and Edmonton 1961 500
Robertson College Calgary and Edmonton 2004
The Royal Alberta College Edmonton 2013
Sundance College Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg 2016

See also


  1. ^ "Advanced Education".
  2. ^ a b "Post-Secondary Institutions". Archived from the original on 2008-03-09. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Schools in Alberta - alis".

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