Fast facts

Our 2011/12 student population

Total individual credit students



10,551 (77.7%)

Extension total


Our credit student profile - fall 2011

Average age, full-time22.0 years
Average age, part-time25.5 years
Percent of female students63.1%
Percent from Calgary origin79.2%
Number of parchments awarded1,420*

Our class sizes

Average class size / credit programs27.6 students
50 students or less in a class99.0%

Graduate employment rate 2009/10 (see note 1)

Graduate employment rate97.5%
Employed in jobs related to field of study84.7%

Scholarships and bursaries 2011/12

Total dollars awarded per year$6.45 million
Number of awards granted per year4,341

Student tuition and fees (per semester) 2011/2012

Canadian/resident students, degree program (five courses)$2,544
International students, degree program (five courses)$5,725

Credit programs, 2011/12 (see note 2)

Number of programs offered61
Percent transferable to Alberta universities79.0%
Total applications23,558
Targeted first-year intake6,154

Faculties, Schools and Centres

Bissett School of Business

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Communication Studies

Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension

Faculty of Health and Community Studies

Faculty of Science and Technology

Faculty of Teaching and Learning

Institute for Nonprofit Studies

Integrative Health Institute at Mount Royal

Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

International Education/Languages Institute

Centre for Child Well-Being

Iniskim Centre

The Mount Royal Conservatory

Financial, 2011/12 (budgeted)

Operating budget — total revenue$207.6 million
Government grants$93.6 million
Grants as per cent of total budget45.1%
Total salaries and benefits$144.6 million

Economic impact on community, 2007

Activity generated by Mount Royal$1.1 billion
Reduced social costs to Alberta government$2.9 million

Employees, 2010/11 (see note 3)

Instructors, full-time, credit404
Instructors, part-time, credit542
Instructors, Continuing Education475
Instructors, International Programs44
Instructors, Conservatory252
Support staff (excluding casual) 762
Management 89
Total complement (non-duplicated)2,423

Kathryn Shailer, PhD, Provost and V.P. Academic (acting)
Duane Anderson, V.P. Administrative Services
Carole Simpson, V.P. University Advancement
Brian Fleming V.P. Student Affairs and Campus Life

Board of Governors

View a current list of the Board of Governors members.

The Mount Royal University Foundation Board of Directors 2010/11

View a current list of the Foundation Board of Directors members.

Giving to Mount Royal.


* preliminary numbers only.
1. Graduate employment rate stats are based upon Alberta Graduate Outcome Survey of the graduated class of 2009-10. 
2. Total Applications and Targeted First Year Intake include Open Studies and University Entrance Option.
3. Starting 2010-11 a methodological change has been made and only full time faculty on unpaid leave are excluded. 

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