At Mount Royal, we are committed to four brand pillars to:
- provide personalized learning
- be outcome focused
- deliver quality teaching
- be community responsive
To advance our vision and support our brand pillars, we employ six student-focused strategies:
- providing personalized learning
- Students enjoy smaller classes, with an average size of 29 students.
- With plenty of face-to-face interaction, our instructors get to know students by name.
- Mount Royal students have a much more positive perception of their professors, compared with students at other universities.
- Innovative teaching and learning techniques are ingrained into our culture.
- offering first-hand, practical work experience
- Work placements, co-operative education and community service learning options contribute to graduates being ready for employment.
- Students are more likely to get work upon graduation, compared with other universities.
- We offer services to ensure students achieve their career goals.
- embedding liberal education courses
- One-quarter of our graduates’ course loads includes general education courses.
- These courses expose students to a breadth of disciplines across different faculties.
- As a result of taking general education courses, students’ knowledge base is expanded and they can further develop critical and creative thinking skills.
- encouraging research, scholarship and community engagement
- Students do not have to wait for graduate studies to experience this valuable kind of learning, because teaching and research are combined at Mount Royal.
- Faculty, staff and students work together to develop a vibrant research and scholarship culture.
- Institutes and centres bring together community needs, student learning and faculty expertise.
- We focus on research that is timely, relevant and collaborative, and engages community.
- Fostering an entrepreneurial mindset enables students to start their own ventures, and makes them invaluable employees of startups and established organizations.
- empowering students to be self-sufficient learners
- We help students navigate resources and provide advisors, counsellors and accessibility services.
- Students take charge of their learning, through on-campus mentorship, tutoring and workshops.
- We support students as they complete degrees in a timely fashion, which also makes space for new students each year.
- fostering a sense of belonging on campus (a welcoming place to learn, connect, live and grow)
- We value our safe, respectful and inclusive campus community.
- Our culture, along with many services, encourages the wellness of body, mind and spirit among students, employees and community members.
- Campus recreation encourages healthy and active lifestyle options for everyone.
- Cougar Athletics creates competitive athletics and boosts school spirit for athletes, the campus and Calgarians to enjoy.
- On-campus residences provide a safe, secure and supportive place to live and learn.
- Ways to get involved on campus include clubs, peer programs, jobs and volunteer opportunities.
Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success.
- We want to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.
- The University fosters a work environment of respect, transparency and inclusiveness.
- Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits both the individual and the University as a whole.
- A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace.
- We are stronger as a university when employees collaborate and bring diverse perspectives together.
- The University employs 1,664 full-time equivalent employees.
- Two-thirds of employees belong in one of two collective bargaining units, resulting in it being important to have effective, positive labour-relations, as well as collaboration with the students’ association.
 As of add/drop date. Provided by: Office of Institutional Analysis.
 CUSC 2015/16 survey.
 Seventy-seven per cent of graduating students were employed, compared with 59 per cent nationally and 63 per cent at comparable universities according to the CUSC survey conducted in 2014/15. Source: Learner and Enrolment Reporting System. Provided by: Office of Institutional Analysis.
 The 1,664.26 full-time equivalent employee number is made up 704.49 support staff, 372.79 full-time credit instructors, 270.52 part-time credit instructors, 94.86 management and 221.9 credit-free instructors.