Royal Roads University

Created by the Government of British Columbia, Canada, Royal Roads' focus is on the current needs of clients and students by delivering innovative doctoral, master's and undergraduate completion degree programs, as well as graduate certificates, diplomas and executive development programs.

Royal Roads is known for specializing in inventive education for professionals wishing to advance their careers and enhance their skills to prosper in today's changing economy. Our professional training and graduate programs are developed in collaboration with industry experts and taught by leading practitioners, ensuring knowledge and skills are current and immediately applicable. These flexible and leading-edge programs allow participants to focus on areas of professional interest and strength, build on existing skills and experience, and apply new knowledge and strategies in the workplace. External validation of the success of our instruction and learning technology is evidenced by the 2012 Maclean's magazine ranking of universities based on National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) results where Royal Roads is ranked the top public university in the benchmark areas of "active and collaborative learning" and "level of academic challenge. Royal Roads University is known nationally and internationally for both academic quality and innovation.

Our vision is to develop and inspire leadership at all levels of an organization. Our mission is to provide relevant and innovative learning experiences and opportunities in a dynamic context to professionals wishing to develop and enhance their leadership skills.

Royal Roads is an accredited member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and is the first British Columbia post-secondary institution to receive the Education Quality Assurance designation.

Royal Roads is also a member of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS), The Western Canadian Deans of Graduate Studies (WCDGS), Canadian Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS), Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (CAURA), and Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CARES).

Facts and figures

Year Established 1995
Total Number of Staff 400
Number of Academic Staff 57
Number of Students 2782