Schools & Education

Calgary Post-Secondary Schools

Of Calgary's major cities, Calgary has the second highest level of educational attainment in Canada, which isn’t surprising when you consider the quality, variety and accessibility of advanced education here.

Calgary’s post-secondary institutions collaborate with – and mutually support – the city’s business, professional, technology, arts, sports and non-profit communities.

For example, the schools make every effort to increase the number of students in areas where Calgary is experiencing a labour shortage – such as nursing, engineering technology and skilled trades – helping provide the skilled workers the city needs.

The Schools

There are five public post-secondary institutions in Calgary, including two major universities:

There are also a number of private post-secondary schools in town, some of the most popular being:

  • St. Mary’s University College
  • Ambrose University College
  • DeVry Institute of Technology 
  • University of Phoenix

In addition, there are satellite campuses in town for the University of Lethbridge, Olds College and Athabasca University.

University of Calgary

Learn about the city’s largest post-secondary institution.

View the University of Calgary

Mount Royal University

Learn about Calgary’s newest university.

View Mount Royal University

SAIT Polytechnic

Learn about the city’s premier trade and technical institution.

View SAIT Polytechnic

Alberta College of Art and Design

Learn about Calgary’s premier school for the visual arts and design.

View Alberta College of Art and Design