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College of the North Atlantic

College of the North Atlantic | Stephenville, N.L. | Founded 1997


 

College of the North Atlantic Maclean's Profile

The College of the North Atlantic (CNA) has the lowest tuition fees of any post-secondary institute in the Atlantic region ($726 for a regular, 15-week term; $49/week for trades). It’s also one of the largest, formed from the amalgamation of five community colleges in 1997. CNA has 17 campuses as well as a technical school in Doha, Qatar. Student residence spaces are available at the Bay St. George, Burin and Happy Valley–Goose Bay campuses.

Students can choose from more than 100 diploma, certificate, and continuing education programs. Areas of study at CNA are wide-ranging, including business, health sciences, industrial trades, academics, natural resources, information technology, engineering technology, applied arts, and tourism. CNA has a well-developed credit-transfer program that allows students to further their education at other colleges throughout Canada and around the world.

Students can apply their learning by engaging in applied research projects in a variety of fields, from digital animation to nanotechnology to environmental science. One major project currently under way aims to construct a “sustainable living container,” a completely self-sufficient, single, dorm-style unit designed for living off the grid.


Fall full-time enrolment Tuition (f/t diploma) Tuition (f/t certificate) Students direct from high school Residence spaces
6,016 $726 per semester $726 per semester 23.50% 355

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