There are more than 40 Christian post-secondary institutions across Canada offering degrees, diplomas and certiﬁcates. Schools vary in size from a few dozen students to a few thousand, but taken together they are home to more than 16,000 students. In addition to religious and theological studies, these institutions offer a range of arts, science, business and pre-professional programs, as well as graduate degrees. Here we proﬁle seven universities that have 500 or more full-time degree students. Enrolment totals below include part-time students. Tuition is for academic year 2018-19.
Ambrose University | Calgary
Denomination: Christian and Missionary Alliance and Church of the Nazarene Canada
Ambrose’s 16-hectare campus features a student residence, library, gym and academic centre. It offers bachelor of arts degrees with majors including behavioural science, business, Christian studies, English literature, history and music, plus a bachelor of science in biology, a bachelor of business administration, a bachelor of education and a number of theological bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Canadian Mennonite University | Winnipeg
Denomination: Canadian Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren
CMU’s Shaftesbury campus offers 19 undergraduate degrees in arts, business, humanities, music, sciences and social sciences, and graduate degrees in theology, ministry, peace-building and collaborative development, as well as an M.B.A. Programs offer interdisciplinary interaction and experiential learning. With a student-faculty ratio of 18 to 1, students enjoy a quality connection with their professors. CMU operates Menno Simons College (affiliated with the University of Winnipeg), as well as the Outtatown program, which takes students on learning and service trips around the world.
Crandall University | Moncton, N.B.
Crandall University’s campus offers modern classrooms, athletic facilities and an apartment complex, as well as a traditional residence. Academic offerings include bachelor’s degrees in arts, business, science, education and theology, as well as two master’s programs, in education and organizational management. Crandall also offers a gap year program with opportunities to study abroad. Students can represent the Crandall Chargers on one of eight sports teams.
The King’s University | Edmonton
King’s (not to be confused with King’s in London, Ont., or in Halifax) offers 17 majors, including environmental studies, computer science and chemistry, as well as a variety of certificate, diploma and after-degree programs. Programs are interdisciplinary and offer opportunities for undergraduate research, community engagement, internships and study abroad. King’s is home to the Leder School of Business, the Micah Centre for Social Justice and the King’s Centre for Visualization in Science. Eagles Athletics teams compete in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference in basketball, volleyball, soccer, futsal and badminton.
Redeemer University College | Ancaster, Ont.
Redeemer offers B.A. degrees in such areas as media, business and ministry; B.Sc. degrees with majors like biochemistry and health sciences; and a bachelor of education. Most programs include experiential learning opportunities. Extracurriculars include theatre productions, student senate and varsity athletics. Located in the meadowlands near Hamilton, the campus has different styles of residences and a domed soccer pitch. As of fall 2019, tuition will be reduced by more than $7,000 and frozen for five years.
Trinity Western University | Langley, B.C.
Located in the heart of B.C.’s Fraser Valley Bible belt, TWU is Canada’s biggest Christian school. It has a diverse student body: 25 per cent are from outside Canada. In 2018, a new dorm increased the number of residence spaces to more than 1,200. Class sizes are kept small, averaging around 20 students. TWU offers 43 undergraduate and 17 graduate or professional degree programs. Majors include business, leadership, nursing, education, computer science and a worship arts program. TWU athletics are a known powerhouse, bringing home a national championship in at least one sport 10 years running. Tuition is high, but 97 per cent of incoming students get financial aid.
Tyndale University College | Toronto
Like the city that surrounds it, Tyndale is diverse. The school attracts students from around the world representing 60 different ethnic backgrounds. On offer are B.A. degrees in 16 subjects, including English, history, human services, business administration, philosophy, Biblical studies and theology, plus education and religious education degrees. Tyndale prizes hands-on experience: human services students participate in practicums with clients, while international development students complete internships overseas.