Following are the leading universities in Alberta, Canada:

University of Alberta
- Consistently ranked among the top 5 universities in the country.
- Placed in the range of 101-151st globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.
- 4th in Canada and 52nd in the world for Life sciences and medicine (Times Higher Education Supplement 2009).
- Ranked 5th in the Medical-Doctoral category by National Reputational Ranking (Maclean’s 2008 survey).
- 4th in Canada and 59th globally in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities in 2008.
- 55th in the world (Newsweek global university ranking 2006).
- University of Alberta School of Business is rated 77th in the world for its MBA (FT 2009).

Athabasca University
- It offers the world’s first online EMBA program in 1994.
- Athabasca University's Online EMBA program has been ranked in the Top 75 Executive MBA by the Financial Times.

University of Calgary
- 78th in the world (Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, July 2009).
- The Haskayne School of Business is ranked 36th in the FT EMBA Ranking 2009.

University of Lethbridge
- It has been placed 35th in a national ranking of Canada's Top 50 research universities.
- Moved up a place from 7th to 6th in the 2009 Maclean's magazine annual ranking of Canadian Universities.

Mount Royal University
- MRU was the first institution to offer university courses in Calgary in 1931.

Grant MacEwan University
- It offers certificate, diploma, degree transfer, applied degree and undergraduate degree programs.
- On September 24, 2009 the Government of Alberta granted the institution the authority to be named Grant MacEwan University.

List of colleges in Alberta:
  • Alberta College of Art and Design
  • 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
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Ambrose University College
  • Canadian University College
  • Concordia University College of Alberta
  • The King's University College
  • St. Mary's University College
  • Taylor University College and Seminary

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News and World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes
Australia - Good Universities Guide, Graduate Management Association of Australia
Canada - Maclean's Guide, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, THES, Webometrics, Newsweek
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