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.
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:
In addition, there are satellite campuses in town for the University of Lethbridge, Olds College and Athabasca University.
Learn about the city’s largest post-secondary institution.View the University of Calgary
Learn about Calgary’s newest university.View Mount Royal University
Learn about the city’s premier trade and technical institution.View SAIT Polytechnic
Learn about Calgary’s premier school for the visual arts and design.View Alberta College of Art and Design
Calgary Economic Development (CED) gratefully acknowledges the support and funding received from all three levels of government and the corporate community in Calgary.
Action Calgary is CED's corporate partnership program. Established in 2008, Action Calgary engages the leadership of Calgary's corporate community in a partnership to deliver results on strategic projects that will help diversify and strengthen the local economy.