New Brunswick Universities and Colleges

New Brunswick has eight chartered universities, four public universities and five colleges. It is home to the University of New Brunswick, Canada’s first anglophone university. At present, tahere is one French-language university and two colleges in NB. This makes it a very attractive place to study for both local and international students.

The province adopted the Degree Granting Act in 2001 to allow private institutions to grant university degrees. Potential students will not only enjoy plenty of options for undergraduate and post-graduate programs. They also have wide selection of career, technical, vocational and continuing studies programs to choose from. In addition, New Brunswick colleges and universities offer distance learning programs and courses.

University of New Brunswick

Established in 1785, the University of New Brunswick is one of the oldest public universities in North America. It has two campuses in Saint John and Fredericton. UNB also has other smaller campuses in Bathurst and Moncton and another two in Beijing and the Caribbean. UNB is comprised of 14 faculties that offer more than 75 degrees. There is an estimated 12,000 students enrolled in the school’s undergraduate and post-graduate programs.  UNB’s law school is considered one of the top–ranking programs in Canada. These faculties comprise UNB.

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • College of Extended Learning
  • Faculty of Computer Science
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management
  • Faculty of Kinesiology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Renaissance College
  • Faculty of Science

Université de Moncton

Université de Moncton is the only French language university in the province that serves the Acadian community. U de M is comprised of three campuses located in Moncton, Edmunston and Shippagan. There is an estimated 5,178 full-time students enrolled at U de M annually. The university is comprised of the following departments.

  • Administration
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Graduate Studies and Research
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Health Sciences and Community Service
  • Educational Sciences

Mount Allison University

Mount Allison University is an undergraduate liberal arts college. MTA has one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada with a combination of modern facilities and historical architecture. It was established in 1839, and it has maintained a reputation as one of the top undergraduate universities in the country. MTA has an estimated 2,660 enrollees. MTA is comprised of the following faculties.

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Graduate Studies

St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University offers programs that focus on liberal arts and education. It was established in 1910 and became a degree-granting institution in 1934. STU also accommodates international students. Popular programs include journalism, human rights, economics, criminology, international relations and environment and society. STU offers the following degrees.

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts
  • Certificate Programs
  • English as a Second Language

Crandall University

Established in 1949, Crandall University is a small private college that was originally called United Baptist Bible Training School. It has an estimated 685 students enrolled every year. Crandall University offers the following programs.

  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Science
  • Continuing Education
  • Arts major in Biblical Studies, Communications, English, History, Modern Languages, Psychology, Religious Studies and Sociology

Kingswood University

Kingswood University was established in 1945 as an evangelical Christian Bible College located in Sussex. It has a typical student population of 100 every year. Kingswood is an authorized institution that confers a church-related education. The following degrees and programs are offered.

  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education
  • Bachelor of Arts In Christian School Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Ministry
  • Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies
  • Associate of Arts Degree in Evangelism and Compassion Ministry
  • TESL

St. Stephen University

St. Stephen University was founded in 1971 as a private chartered university. SSU programs’ main focuses include art and ministry. The following programs are offered in SSU.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Ministry
  • Diploma in Ministry

New Brunswick Community College

Established in 1968, New Brunswick Community College offers pre-university, technical and apprenticeship programs. NBCC has campuses located in Bathurst, Dieppe, Frederiction, Miramichi, Moncton, St. Andrews, Saint John and Woodstock. The university has more than 14,000 students. An estimated 10,000 people attend training courses, and 4,000 are enrolled as regular students.

NBCC welcomes local and international students. It also has special programs for mature students, aboriginal students and those with disabilities. Students have an option to take programs and courses on-campus or online. NBCC students can earn certificates and diplomas in their chosen field. The programs are organized into five schools that include the following.

  • Applied and Media Arts
  • Business
  • Engineering Technology
  • Health, Technology, and Academic Services
  • Trade and Social Services

Oulton College

Oulton College is a private business school, dental school and law enforcement school established in 1956. It offers technical post-secondary programs that include the following.

  • Business Administration
  • Human Service
  • Information Technology
  • Health Sciences

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design

Established in 1938, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design is a public institution offering programs focused on fine crafts and design. NBCCD has programs that feature studio-based education that enhances student’s creative and entrepreneurial skills.  The college typically has 300 students enrolled every year.  NBCCD offers the following programs.

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in partnership with UNB
  • Foundation Visual Art Certificate
  • Diploma  in Aboriginal Visual Arts
  • Diploma in Fine Craft: Ceramics, Jewellery, Metal Arts and Fibre Arts
  • Diploma in Fashion: Fashion Design and Textile Design
  • Diploma in Photography
  • Diploma in Graphic Design
  • Diploma in Integrated Media
  • Graduate Studies

Maritime College of Forest Technology

Maritime College of Forest Technology was established in 1946. It offers programs in French at its Bathurst campus and English at the Fredericton campus. Programs offered typically require two years to complete. However, students who opt for an Advanced Diploma usually complete the program in three years. The following are the courses offered at Maritime College of Forest Technology.

  • Firearm Safety
  • Hunter Education
  • Trapper Education
  • Bowhunter Education
  • Nuisance Wildlife Control
  • Electrofishing
  • ATV Safety and Maintenance
  • Helicopter Safety

Collège Communautair du Nouveau-Brunswick

Collège Communautair du Nouveau-Brunswick offers English and French post-secondary programs at its Bathurst, Campbellton and Peninsule Acadienne Campuses. The following English programs are offered.

• Academic Studies
• Second Language Training
• Medical Transcription
• Woodworking and Cabinetmaking
• Woodworking Production Management

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