Lethbridge College, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA

    Lethbridge, AlbertaLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    EStd 1957established year

    Lethbridge College Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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    Lethbridge College is a public college located in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Established in 1957, it was the first publicly-funded community college in Canada. The college presently offers more than 50 career-training programs.

    Established in 1957 , Lethbridge College is one of the top public research colleges in Canada. The College focuses on applied research which could fulfill the need required by industries and organizations. The faculties are actively engaged in innovation and research which gives a benefit to the students by learning from their experience.

    Lethbridge College offers variety of career training certificates, diplomas and applied bachelor's degrees in Academic Upgrading, Administrative, Agriculture, Automotive, Business Administration, Early Child hood Education, Educational Assistance and Interior Design etc.

    Lethbridge College Rankings



    #36th Rank in Canada

    US News

    #1470 Ranking Globally

    US News

    #1001 Ranking among World Universities

    Times Higher Education

    #50th Rank among Top Research Colleges in Canada

    Research Info-source

    #33 Rank in Canada

    UNI Rank

    #1005 Rank

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    Acceptance Rate


    Academic Calendar


    Intake Season

    Spring, Fall and Winter

    Financial Aids

    Scholarship and Grants


    Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

    Admission Help Desk

    Ph: 403-320-3323

    Top Programs

    Lethbridge College offers 50 Career training programs, applied degrees, apprenticeships, diplomas and few bachelor degrees


    Tuition Fees



    Bachelor of Nursing

    Year 1: 15,780 USD

    Years 2: 16,680 USD

    March 1st 2021 (Fall)

    April 1 2021 (Admission Decision Document)

    August 15th ( Final Documents)

    Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Conservation Enforcement

    Year 1 & 3 : 14,346 USD

    Years 2 & 4: 14,445 USD

    June 1 2021 (Fall)

    Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Ecosystem Management

    Year 1: 16,425 USD

    Years 2: 16,425 USD

    June 1 2021 (Fall)

    Bachelor of Applied Science

    In Justice Studies

    Year 1: 14,936 USD

    Years 2: 14,445 USD

    June 1 2021(Fall)

    October 1 2021(Winter)

    Diploma in Business Administration

    Year 1: 13,464

    Years 2: 13,455 USD

    February 1 2021(Spring)

    June 1 2021(Fall)

    October 1 2021(Winter)

    Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology

    Year 1: 14,993 USD

    Years 2: 17,105 USD

    June 1 2021(Fall)

    Diploma in Agricultural Science

    Year 1: 13,080 USD

    Years 2: 13,224 USD

    February 1 2021(Spring)

    June 1 2021(Fall)

    October 1 2021(Winter)

    Diploma in Computer Information Technology

    Year 1: 12,390 USD

    Years 2: 14,692 USD

    June 1 2021 (Fall)

    Why choose Lethbridge College?

    • Research Infosource Inc: ranked 39th among the top 50 Research Colleges in Canada
    • The first publicly-funded community college in Canada
    • The Hubbard Wildlife Collection of the college contains one of Canada’s largest collections of full-body taxidermy mammals
    • The college has research specializations in Aquaculture and Quantitative Public Opinion Studies
    • Lethbridge has an amount of $1,076,000 in research funding in 2012
    • Approximately 500 students are exposed to applied research projects each year
    • The Wind Turbine Technician program of the college was the first BZEE certified English program in Canada
    • It homes the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation, and the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI)

    Student satisfaction:

    • According to the survey made in the academic year of 2017-18, 78% of students expressed their satisfaction with their experience at Lethbridge College.

    • 85% (9% higher than the national average) students are satisfied with the academic services like Learning Café, Buchanan Library, study areas, IT, and Accessibility Services.
    • The areas of strength of the college as identified by the students are:
      • Knowledgeable faculty members
      • Safe campus
      • Appropriate schedule
      • Opportunity for intellectual growth
      • Practical experiences provided in the diploma programs

    Statistical Highlights

    Type of college Public
    Total students 5,416
    Percentage of International Students 2.51%
    Annual Acceptance Rate 54.16%
    The basic tuition fee for Canadian students $ 1,500-17,250CAD
    The basic tuition fee for international students $ 4,500-51,750CAD
    Test scores accepted TOEFL, IELTS Academic, Pearson (PTE)

    Programs offered

    • Lethbridge College offers a total of 59 programs
    • The levels of the programs include:
    Bachelor Programs 5
    Certificate Programs 15
    Diploma Programs 25
    Credential of Achievement program 1
    Certified ‘Journeyman’ Papers programs 13
    • Lethbridge College provides its students with varied choices on subjects to specialize in and opt for.
    • There are a total of 59 programs that are a part of the Academic programs list which includes Bachelor’s Programs, Certificate Programs, Diploma Programs, Credential of Achievement Program, Certified ‘Journeyman’ Paper Programs.
    • There are 5 Bachelor's Degree Programs which include Bachelor of Nursing (After Degree also available), Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Ecosystem Management), Bachelor of Applied Arts (Justice Studies), Bachelor of Applied Science (Conservation Enforcement).
    • There are 15 Certificate Programs, 25 Diploma Programs, 1 Credential of Achievement Program, and 13 Certified ‘Journeyman’ Paper Programs.
    • There are 18 fields of Study that come under Lethbridge College’s Academic Programs which include Sciences, Humanities, and Languages, General Studies, Education and Library Studies, Social Sciences, etc.
    • Lethbridge also provides its students with the opportunity of Continuing Education on the campus and also several Online
    • In addition, the college also offers continuing education and online learning programs

    Campuses and Residential facilities

    • In addition to the main campus in Lethbridge, Lethbridge College has three regional campuses:
      • Claresholm campus: the only campus housed in a college-operated facility; offers a variety of continuing education courses
      • Pincher Creek campus
      • Vulcan County campus
    • The Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) of the college includes the following services:
      • The Buchanan Library
      • Learning Services
      • Learning and Development
      • Digital Learning Team
      • Learning Experience Design Team
      • The Audio-Visual Department
    • The college has its own e-learning café for assisting students academically

    Accommodation facilities

    Lethbridge College offers housing facilities to its students that have a total capacity of about 1000.

    • Kodiak House: 109 single suites with 15 barrier-free suites suitable for students with walking disabilities.
    • 30th Avenue Residence: Cottage styled units of 4 bedroom suites with a capacity to hold 208.
    • Cullen Residence: 34 townhouses with 12 single rooms each.
    • Cullen Residence (two-bedroom unit): 44 two-bedroom suites to be shared by students.
    • Cullen Residence (family unit): 8 family units to hold a family of up to four.

    Lethbridge College Admission Process

    Students must check all the information related to requirements and eligibility before applying for the college.

    • To apply to Lethbridge College, sign in to ApplyAlberta and send in the Pre-requisites directly to the portal there.
    • If the applicant faces any problem applying through online procedures, he/she can take the help of the printable application form.
    • A non-refundable amount of $100 is charged as application fee through Credit Card.
    • While applying, the applicant must have a list of all the courses he/she is studying in the current moment. High-school transcripts and marks cards are of very high importance and must be submitted without fail.
    • The submission of English Proficiency Test Scores is also very important. There are a set of cut-off marks for qualifying the admission process of LC


    • Transcripts and testimonials of the academic credentials
    • English language proficiency test score

    English Language Requirement

    As a medium of instructions at Lethbridge is English, students are required to demonstrate command over the language. Lethbridge College accepts the following tests as proof of proficiency in the English language:

    Test Minimum score required
    TOEFL 550 – CBT
    80 – iBT
    IELTS 6.0 with no band below 5.5
    Pearson (PTE) 54

    How, When and Where to Apply

    • Students must check the program lists and choose the program they wish to apply for.
    • Students must fulfill courses as well as a country requirements before applying for the college.
    • All the applications should be made through the portal ApplyAlberta
    • Students must apply for the college during the following terms:
      • Fall (September to December)
      • Winter (January to April)
      • Spring (May to August)
    • The application fee for both the domestic and international applicants is $90 CAD.

    Application Deadline

    Students must apply for Lethbridge College for the different sessions before the following deadline:

    • Fall: June 1
    • Winter: October 1
    • Spring: February 1

    What after you get admission?

    After getting the confirmation of admission to the selected programs, the students willing to avail housing facilities need to start the application for the same

    Expenses to be incurred at Lethbridge College

    Given below is an estimate of the expenditures students may have to bear while studying at Lethbridge College.

    Tuition fees

    The tuition fees to be paid by the students of Lethbridge College vary according to the study programs.

    Program Fee for Domestic Students (in CAD) Fee for International Students (in CAD)
    Certificate 8,140 – 18,297 21,860 – 55,797
    Diploma 3,541 – 6,788 10,350 – 19,816
    Bachelor 4,604 – 7,576 14,890 – 21,571

    Student Accommodation Rates

    The charges taken for the on-campus housing facilities are given below:

    House Fee per term (in CAD)
    Kodiak House 3,645.00
    Kodiak House, Barrier-free 3,445.00
    30th Avenue 4 bedroom townhouse 2,890.00
    Cullen Super-Single in 4 bedroom Town House 2,840.00
    Cullen Single 4 bedroom Town-House 2,640.00
    Cullen Two-Bedroom Suite 2,640.00
    Family unit (2 bedrooms) 3,845.00

    In addition to the housing rents, the students have to pay an application fee of 30 CAD, a damage deposit of 350 CAD, and the incidental deposit of 200 CAD.

    Financial aid offered by Lethbridge College

    Lethbridge College offers a wide range of awards and scholarships to felicitate the deserving candidates.

    Scholarships and awards:

    Type Scholarship/Award Name Amount
    Featured awards Alvin Reinhard Fritz Architect Award 500
    Clarence T. Yanosik Memorial Award 1,000
    CropLife Canada – Alberta Council Legacy Award 1,000
    Entrance awards 1975 Canada Winter Games Annual Scholarship 350
    Adult High School Equivalency Scholarship 500
    Alberta Blue Cross 50th Anniversary Traveler's Award 1000
    Graduating awards Annie Ediger Memorial Scholarship 500
    Anthony Matlashewski Agriculture and Heavy Equipment Technician Scholarship 600
    Art and Mary Jane Crooks Fund Award 575
    Awards for international students LCSA International Student Continuing Award 1000
    LCSA International Student Entrance Award 500
    Meszaros International Continuing Award 5000
    Awards for indigenous students Béchard Family Siksikaitsitapi Community Award 1000
    Dr. Bill Harrison Memorial Scholarship 500
    ENMAX PowerLine Tech Award 1000

    Application deadline

    • Continuing students: March 1 to May 1
    • New/entrance students: March 1 to July 1
    • International students: Initially by June 1 and after one full year of studies at Lethbridge College, they may apply for continuing awards as well

    Work while you study

    • Students enrolled in full-time courses with total nine or more credits, are eligible to work both on-campus and off-campus
    • Students must have a valid study permit and a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

    Work on-campus

    • Various on-campus work opportunities are offered by Lethbridge College
    • IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) does not restrict the number of hours a student is permitted to work on-campus
    • There might be some restrictions on the working hours according to the rules of some Lethbridge College employers

    Work off-campus

    • Part-time off-campus working opportunity for the international students is granted by the IRCC
    • They are permitted to work for 20 hours/week during the regular academic year (September through April) and full-time during the break between semesters

    Both on-campus and off-campus job postings can be checked at the portal of Student Employment and Professional Development

    How to get a SIN?

    • SIN is mandatory in order to work on-campus or off-campus in Canada.
    • A social number is valid until the end of your stay or a maximum of 5 years.
    • One can obtain SIN by going in person to Service Canada office along with the following

    Documents required:

    1. Your Passport
    2. Your study permit
    3. Your off-campus work permit/ co-op/internship program permit

    Lethbridge College maintains a strong alumni network. The college has over 30,000 alumni worldwide.The college provides benefits like insurance, discount offers from the college bookstore, professional development, library access, gym membership, camps, and continuing education to its alumni members.

    Lethbridge provides on-campus and off-campus jobs to Full-time students via Alberta Careers.

    • Students may explore various jobs and internships from Alberta Career.
    • Alberta Career also provide educational training before career which helps the students in learning more about their desired area of interest and work environment.
    • Students may also prepare for interview and creating perfect resume and cover letter through the portal.
    • Students facing any difficulties may hire a career advisor from the Lethbridge college Career Services.
    • Various other tools and links are available for exploring jobs and employers at the Career Development department of Lethbridge College.
    • Some of the useful career tool are LMIC, GOC career tool, Jobscan and Job Links employment centre.

    • Q.1 What are the courses offered by Lethbridge College?

    A.1  Lethbridge College offers 5 Applied Bachelor's degree programs, 21 Diplomas and 23 certificate courses.

    Certificate programs are career training programs in Agriculture, Automotive, Baking, Electrician, Health Care and Police Cadet training etc.

    Diploma course are offered in Architecture, Agriculture, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Computer Information Technology and Interior Design etc.

    • Q.2 What is the admission process for International students in Lethbridge College?

    A.2 Academic transcripts of high school is requires as per course and country specific requirements. Test score of IELTS, TOEFL and Duolingo for English proficiency and qualification equivalent to Canada. Admission in Bachelor's degree program require a minimum of 60% in English, Mathematics and Biology.

    • Q.3 What is the acceptance rate in Lethbridge College?

    A.3 The acceptance rate in Lethbridge College is 84% as it is less selective accepting applications. The level of competition in Lethbridge College is quite low.

    • Q.4 What is the Tuition fees in Lethbridge College?

    A.4 Bachelor's of Nursing program has a tuition fees of 15,780 CAD for first year and 16,680 CAD for second year.

    Average tuition fees for Bachelor's of Applied Science is 14,346 CAD for 1st & 3rd and  14,445 CAD for 2nd and 4th year.

    • Q.5  Does Lethbridge College offers placements?

    A.5 The College does not offers placements but it does offers career opportunities and career training programs. Students may apply for on-campus and off-campus jobs. Various other jobs can be explored through Alberta Careers, Jobscan and GOC career portal.

    • Q.6 Does Lethbridge College offers scholarships for international students?

    A.6 The College offers Scholarship to the international students on the basis of their academic achievements worth 3,000 CAD in 2 installments. 1st will be adjusted for fall semester and the 2nd will be adjusted for winter semester.

    $ 10,2061st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    $ 10,3111st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline


    Diploma Agricultural Enterprise Management

    full time | university_transfer
    $ 12,7891st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline


    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline

    $ 10,6741st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 01

    Application Deadline



    6.7 / 10

    Lethbridge College Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    DLI Number
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $16,122 / Year

    Admission & dates

    Application Portal :

    Fall Deadlines

    June 1

    Application deadline

    July 30

    Application results

    Winter Deadlines

    October 1

    Application deadline

    January 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS Check Detailed Score-6--

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $16,122 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Program wise accreditation
    Engineering Programs
    Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
    Language Programs
    Languages Canada
    Nursing Programs
    Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing


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    College Rating

    Based on 6 Students Rating

    8.3 out of 10
    8.6/10Social Life


    6.7 /10

    It is not a private college and it is the first publicly funded college. It is located in a small city in Alberta which is all about nature and living. This college celebrates the diversity of people.

    Course Curriculum :

    Course curriculum is pretty good. Its not tough. You just have to do more assignment as compare to Indian education system. In My course they have provided me a knowledge to each aspect and even i looked at every aspect practically how it worked. so you not only getting theoretical knowledge but you are getting to know more how it is practically done.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    9.3 /10

    I wanted to study at a university in Canada for two reasons. One reason is that it is economical and the second reason is that I would get a broader perspective on the course that I wanted to pursue. I have pursued commerce in my high school and I scored 78%. After doing thorough research on the college I decided to apply online. I had paid an application fee of $90.

    Course Curriculum :

    Vast topics were covered in the course. Topics like communication skills, management control, breakfast soups and pantry, production skills, bakeshop, culinary careers introduction, etc were covered in 1st year of diploma. In the second year of diploma topics like food service management, buffets and bakery, gala banquets, industry work placements, etc were covered.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    8.2 /10

    It is close to home so I can still live at home. It offered the program I wanted to take and has small classes that suit my learning style. I met the application criteria and started college in the same year I graduated from high school. The college provides a wide variety of programs and has a very inclusive environment. The college is also very open to international students.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course curriculum is mostly good, but one of the second year classes would be better suited for the first year.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    10.0 /10

    I got to know about Lethbridge college from the internet and it can be easily found from Google, admission process and application fees are also quite as it's cheaper than other colleges and universities. I find this very comfortable as in India, most students prefer agents to get admission to foreign colleges but I applied to this College by myself without the help of any educational agent as just by following the rules of the Canadian immigration website.

    Course Curriculum :

    The faculty of this College is also very good as they are very cooperative to students and trying to provide all aids to their students and the qualifications of instructors are also very high as mostly are Ph.D.s in their fields and there's no one with bachelors. Furthermore, their teaching method is also very effective as even international students have no problem to communicate with them as one can easily understand them.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    8.8 /10

    It is my local college and I heard good things about the program I wanted to take. It also fits best into the funding budget I had to work around. According to the career counselor that worked there, it also had the best career turnaround in comparison to most colleges.

    Course Curriculum :

    It needed a bit of improvement to be a bit more future proof, but since I have attended where I have heard they've improved it quite a bit. Some things like hands-on tasks were not really frequent but as time went on the professors knew some students needed that.

    8 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    3000 College Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 1L6

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    College Terminal0.08 km
    College Terminal0.17 km
    College Terminal0.31 km
    Lethbridge Soccer Complex0.39 km
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    Lethbridge County Airport3.64 km
    Medicine Hat Airport155.02 km
    Calgary International Airport182.72 km
    Glacier Park International Airport183.60 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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