Nipissing University is a primarily undergraduate institution dedicated to providing a personalized and exceptional student experience in which every student has a chance to learn, grow and chart a path to a successful future. Undergraduate students have opportunities to participate in original research and engage in a wide range of enriching co-curricular activities.

In close proximity to North Bay’s urban centre as well as lakes and pristine Canadian Shield forest, students can easily enjoy both the city and the natural environment when taking a break from academic pursuits.

Nipissing celebrated its 25th anniversary as an independent university in 2017, and its roots extend back over 100 years to the North Bay Normal School. The modern Nipissing houses three faculties: Applied and Professional Studies, Arts and Science, and Education, as well as the School of Graduate Studies.

Nipissing has a reputation for innovation. Its renowned Schulich School of Education, the first in Ontario to introduce laptops into the curriculum, offers students the option of practice-teaching in international settings such as Kenya, Cameroon, China, Italy and the U.K.The university is also known for its commitment to Aboriginal students. The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives provides important connections between communities, students, academic programming and support services for Aboriginal students.

Nipissing offers master-level graduate programs in education, history, kinesiology, mathematics and environmental science/environmental studies, and a PhD in Education with a focus on educational sustainability.

Researchers at Nipissing focus significant activity on environmental, cultural, societal and educational issues specific to Northeastern Ontario. Nipissing is dedicated to nurturing and supporting scholarship and research.


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Source: Council of Ontario Universities (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)



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Academic Programs

Schulich School of Education

If you’re interested in becoming a teacher or advancing in the field of education, the renowned Schulich School of Education is where you’ll find information on Bachelor of Education, Master of Education and PhD programs.

Aboriginal Programs
About the Schulich School of Education
Bachelor of Education Degrees
Bachelor of Physical and Health Education
Centre for Literacy
PD For Teachers
Professional Development for Teachers
Professional Learning Services

Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies

This faculty provides you with degrees that will work for you from Criminal Justice, Business and Social Work to Nursing and Second-degree programs.

School of Business
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
School of Human and Social Development
School of Nursing
Student Resources

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for programs in arts and humanities (2017-18).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.