The university serves more than 40,000 students from every Canadian province and territory, and 87 countries worldwide. Programs are offered online and through distance education, which allows students the flexibility to work from anywhere and at their own pace. In fact, 83% of Athabasca University students work while they study. Students can register for a single course or enrol in an undergraduate or graduate degree, diploma or certificate program.
From its beginning, Athabasca University has consistently pioneered new approaches to higher education learning - through its:
Revolutionary methods of course and program design and delivery
Acceptance and adoption of technology-based alternatives to traditional instructional channels and contexts
The university maintains more than 350 collaborative agreements with other Canadian and international high education institutions, with professional associations and employer groups, and with First Nations institutions and communities.