Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, and the Iyarhe Nakoda. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation. The University is committed to doing its part to rebuild the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Calgary and across the country by fostering student success and focusing on activities that respond to the Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Mount Royal University is a board-governed public post-secondary institution operating in Alberta as an undergraduate university under the authority of the Alberta Post-Secondary Learning Act.

The University has built a reputation on being student-centred and offering a strong, liberal education foundation with an undergraduate focus. Mount Royal is responsive to the needs of the community through its enduring commitment to providing knowledge and skills to students which, in turn, provide the knowledge, talent and resources necessary to sustain the local and regional economy, to advance the province and to sustain the socio-cultural tapestries of surrounding communities.

Mount Royal is a vital part of Alberta’s higher education system, and offers a rich program mix of undergraduate studies that provide direct pathways into the workforce or to further avenues in higher education such as graduate school. At Mount Royal, students work directly with their professors, gain practical experience, take carefully constructed general education courses, participate in community-based learning and research, and engage with and contribute to the broader community. At Mount Royal, students’ educational experiences are underpinned by the high-quality services needed to ensure their health, well-being and success. Mount Royal also serves its communities by providing non-credit instruction in contract training, professional development, international programming and music instruction.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1910
Total Number of Staff 1624
Number of Academic Staff 675
Number of Students 15000
Focus Areas

- Provide a transformative education

- Strengthen diverse communities

- Innovate for a dynmaic future

- Foster a culture of inquiry

- Enhance impact through meaningful connections

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Fields of Study Offered Basic/broad, general programmes
Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)