Comprehensive Academic and Research Universities
Comprehensive academic and research institutions offer a range of academic and professional programs, and have a strong research focus.
Baccalaureate and applied studies institutions focus on undergraduate level education and applied research. They don’t offer master’s or doctoral programs.
Comprehensive Community Colleges
Comprehensive community institutions prepare students for work or further learning.
- Bow Valley College
- Grande Prairie Regional College
- Keyano College
- Lakeland College
- Lethbridge College
- Medicine Hat College
- NorQuest College
- Northern Lakes College
- Olds College
- Portage College
- Red Deer College
Polytechnics provide industry and career training, including apprenticeship and continuing education.
Specialized Arts and Cultural Institutions
This institution focuses on fine arts and culture.
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.