Member Institutions

Comprehensive Academic and Research Universities

Comprehensive academic and research institutions offer a range of academic and professional programs, and have a strong research focus.

       Athabasca University

         University of Alberta

                   University of Calgary              

                              University of Lethbridge

Undergraduate Universities

Baccalaureate and applied studies institutions focus on undergraduate level education and applied research. They don’t offer master’s or doctoral programs.

                         Alberta University of the Arts

           MacEwan University

                      Mount Royal University

Comprehensive Community Colleges

Comprehensive community institutions prepare students for work or further learning.

              Bow Valley College 

             Keyano College

                        Lakeland College

                   Lethbridge College 

           Medicine Hat College

        NorQuest College

             Northern Lakes College

      Olds College

              Portage College


Polytechnic Institutions

Polytechnics provide industry and career training, including apprenticeship and continuing education.

                                  Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

                             Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

         Northwestern Polytechnic

 Red Deer Polytechnic

Specialized Arts and Cultural Institutions

This institution focuses on fine arts and culture.

              The Banff Centre

Independent Academic Institutions

Although independent academic institutions are partly governed by the Post-secondary Learning Act and work towards the province’s 5 adult learning system principles, they primarily operate under their own legislation.

                                  Ambrose University

                           Burman University

     Concordia University of Edmonton

        The King’s University

          St. Mary’s University