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Courses: Athabasca University (AU) offers more than 700 individual courses.
Programs: AU offers more than 60 programs at master's, bachelor's, diploma and certificate levels.
- AU was founded in 1970.
- The University moved its main campus from Edmonton to Athabasca in 1984.
- AU is Canada's leading university specializing in online and distance education.
- We are a publicly funded, Alberta-based institution.
- Some 260,000 students have registered in our courses since our founding in 1970.
- Students can take a single course or complete a bachelor's or master's degree, certificate, or diploma.
- Many courses begin at the start of any month. Enrolment is year-round.
- We have been recognized and awarded for our excellence.
- We partake in research and scholarship.
|Total number of students||31,754|
|Growth in number of students||31.5% from 00-01 to 04-05|
|Total undergraduate course registrations *||54,141|
|Total credentials awarded||1,486|
* To get an approximate number of students with a full-load equivalent (FLE) - the workload of a full-time student - divide the number of course registrations by 10.
- Two-thirds of our students were women.
- The average age was 29, and 44% were under the age of 25.
- 60% of our program students worked full-time as they studied.
- 40% of our undergraduate students resided in Alberta, 30% in Ontario, and the rest throughout Canada and the world.
- 36% of our new undergraduates were visiting students from other institutions.
- Athabasca University (main campus)
- Edmonton Learning Centre
- Calgary Learning Centre
- Centre for Innovative Management
In 2004 - 2005, AU's operating budget was $79.6 million.
AU had 1,075 staff as of March 31, 2005.
Public Affairs & Communications - Last Updated July 25, 2006, 09:50:15 MST/MDT