Mount Royal University
Stationed on a former air force base, Mount Royal University offered one of the first aviation programs that integrated an academic diploma program with flight training. MRU certainly has a history of offering unique programs. Today, the University offers the only Bachelor of Midwifery program in Alberta, the only four-year degree in Broadcast Media Studies in Western Canada and the only Information Design degree of its kind in Canada. Since being named a University nearly a decade ago, Mount Royal has introduced 12 baccalaureate programs to go along with two diploma programs and seven credit certificates. Students consistently rank Mount Royal University among Canada’s best universities for quality of teaching and overall educational experience. A recent survey of graduating students found 95 per cent Mount Royal students were satisfied or very satisfied with their decision to attend MRU — above the national average of 89 per cent. There are also some pretty cool alumni that graduated from MRU including Paul Brandt (most-awarded male Country singer in Canada), Bret Hart (pro-wrestler) and Kent Hehr (Minister of Veterans Affairs).