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Lethbridge is proud of its education system and facilities. Our community is committed to quality education from pre-school and kindergarten all the way through to our college and university.

There are 17 elementary schools, five junior high schools, three high schools and one integrated occupational school between the Lethbridge public and Catholic school systems. Another Christian school operates from pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 and a Francophone public community school serves Lethbridge and area from pre-school to Grade 12. Many Lethbridge schools also have programming in place to meet the needs of children with learning disabilities.

For post-secondary students, Lethbridge College, Canada’s first publicly-funded community college, offers a wide array of career-focused programs, while the University of Lethbridge has been a destination for students seeking a comprehensive liberal education for more than 50 years.

University of Lethrbidge

The University of Lethbridge, celebrating its 50th anniversary, attracts approximately 8,400 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world each year. The university offer more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in six faculties and schools: Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Management and Graduate Studies. The university is currently undergoing a dramatic, $280 million campus redevelopment that will include a new academic/science building, new central utility plant and a revitalization of University Hall.

University of Lethbridge Degrees, Diplomas & Certificates, Awarded by Faculty/School by Convocation Year

Faculty/SchoolCredential Type2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Bachelor of Arts396377389352326
Bachelor of Arts & Science17991317
Bachelor of Science261320287297319
Total - Arts & Science674706685662662
Bachelor of Education207191237210214
Education Diploma----1
Total: Education207191237210215
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art)1720292621
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama)2024221526
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Multidisc)24424
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Native American Art)---1-
Bachelor of Fine Arts (New Media)4646474243
Bachelor of Music1729353630
Multimedia Certificate1----
Total: Fine Arts103123137122124
Bachelor of Nursing189168171181199
Bachelor of Health Sciences5159526754
Total: Health Sciences240227223248253
Bachelor of Management573534491448437
Management Certificate59376
Post-Bacc. Cert in Accounting13251-
Prof. Diploma in Accounting79171617
Total: Management598554516472460
Master of Arts1511131720
Master of Counselling218121620
Master of Education11544545151
Master of Fine Arts24241
Master of Music112-3
Master of Science4150366350
Master of Science (Management)591037
Post-Grad Cert in Counselling1----
Post-Mast Cert in Counselling1----
Doctor of Philosophy1212131115
Total: School of Graduate Studies214139142165167
Grand Total2,0361,9401,9401,8791,881


Students awarded combined degrees are included in the count of both degrees. School of Graduate Studies includes all PH.D., Master and Graduate Certificate Programs.


University of Lethbridge, Department of Institutional Analysis, December 2016

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College was founded in 1957 as Canada’s first publicly-funded community college. More than 4,000 students are enrolled in more than 50 programs at the main campus in Lethbridge or one of the college’s three regional campuses.  The college is known for providing exceptional trades training and straightforward transfers into other two and four-year post-secondary institutions and is a leader in diploma programs ranging from criminal justice to health sciences to environmental science, engineering, agriculture and culinary careers. The college is in the midst of a $65 million expansion of its Trades and Technologies Facility to accommodate 880 new students.

Lethbridge College Graduates by Program Band

Program Band2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Health Services17254216362336
Languages, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities231175204229159
Legal & Security180128157200144
Physical, Natural & Applied Sciences149157159183181
Trades & Technologists162149114393396


Lethbridge College, Institutional Planning & Reporting, December 2016

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Lethbridge is the second most business friendly place in Canada according to Canadian Business and PROFIT.