List of Accredited Online Universities in Canada

List of Accredited Online Universities in Canada

Royal Roads University
This university began as a military college in the 1940s but shifted its focus from military to serving non – traditional and mid-career students with online and blended degree programs. A few bachelor’ s degrees are offered by the university also, but the majority of its programs are designed for graduates and postgraduates.

Degree Offered

Graduate Diploma in Learning and Technology
Master of Science in Environmental Practice
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Graduate Certificate in Industrial Design


Graduate diploma: $11,550 – $14 ,380
Doctorate: $ 79,460
Bachelor’ s degree : $13,056 – $17 ,680
Master’ s degree : $21 ,630 – $39, 450
Graduate certificate: $3,000 – $8 ,990

Athabasca University
Athabasca University maintains three brick-and-mortar campuses in Alberta but also features online programs.

This institution has a long history in higher education, having initiated a distance learning pilot project in 1973 and created the world’ s first online executive MBA in 1994.
There are more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs available in Athabasca University, some of the degree programs include the following:

Degree offered
Master of Business Administration
Master of Nursing
Doctor of Education in Distance Education
Bachelor of Health Administration
Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems

Yorkville University

The Yorkville University was founded in 2003 and continues to grow over year, having added two new degree programs to its system since 2011.

The Yorkville University offers three different online degree programs as of 2014 :

Bachelor of Business Administration
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Master of Education in Adult Education
Tuition rates for the classes in the 2014 – 15 academic year were listed as $560 per credit hour for graduate work and $355 per credit hour for undergraduate study.
Students at Yorkville University take all classes entirely online.

Laurentian University

The Laurentian University was ranked among the top 15 undergraduate universities in 2014 by Maclean’s. Laurentian University primarily operates as a campus-based university. But It also offers business-oriented online degree programs.
Annual undergraduate tuition was $5,751 in 2014, excluding room, departmental or board fees.
Online degree options at Laurentian university consist of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) offered in conjunction with the Certified General Accountants of Ontario and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce (H. B. Com)

The University of Fredericton

Popularly known as UFred, this reputed institution aims to distinguish itself from all others through select partnerships. Partnerships in 2014 included the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, the Real Estate Institute of Canada and Cisco.

Here’ s a list of programs offered at UFred, along with their 2014 tuition rates :

Certificate in Disability Management: $1, 900
Executive MBA: $24,500
MBA: $19 ,000
Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management: $7, 600
Diploma- to- Degree program : $1,521 per course
All courses at UFred are delivered completely online.

Canadian Virtual University

Here are the degree programs offered at CVC:

Certificate in Entrepreneurial Skills
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Master of Public
Bachelor of Social Work
Doctor of Business Administration
(these are just a few examples)

CVU comprises of several accredited colleges and universities from all across Canada, CVC was designed to offer greater flexibility for candidates seeking online degrees in Canada.
CVU reports a tuition range of approximately $400 to $1,000 per course with higher costs for international students.
Students can find degree programs in both English and French, at multiple academic levels.
All courses offered by CVU are delivered online and there is no need for students to visit any campus.

Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University was Founded in 1970 with the aim of making education more accessible and affordable to non-traditional student populations.

The Thompson Rivers 2012 – 13 student body was split almost right down the middle between 13,170 on – campus and 11, 794 online students.

The main campus of the University is located in Kamloops, British Columbia. It also has a satellite campus at Williams Lake and other learning centers are also available to serve regional populations.

These are a few of the degree programs that are available to students through the distance education program at Thompson Rivers University:
Bachelor’ s in Design
Bachelor’ s in Business in Real Estate, Bachelor’ s in Tourism Management, Animal Welfare Certificate, Anesthesia Assistant Diploma