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Welcome to City University in Canada!

At City University in Canada (CityU) we believe that access to post-secondary education should be a reality, not a dream, for all who have the ambition and motivation to attend university.  Our focus is on making education accessible and delivering it in a way that works for you. No matter where you are from, you are welcome at CityU.

CityU is an innovative, not-for-profit University that changes our students’ lives for good by offering high-quality and relevant education to prepare students to graduate with the competitive skills needed to be successful in their career.  We accomplish this by having all of our courses taught by practitioner scholar faculty who hold relevant graduate degrees, have extensive professional experience, industry expertise, exemplary teaching skills, and scholarly achievements.

At CityU, our greatest inspiration is our diverse students, whether domestic or international, who bring with them a desire to learn, transform themselves and strive to make the world a better place.  Unlike traditional universities who focus mostly on grades when accepting applicants, CityU values the contributions and lived experience of those with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.  Considering the circumstances of adult learners, CityU relies on an inclusive admissions process whereby we look at the whole applicant, and consider enthusiasm, motivation, maturity and life experience to guide our admission decisions.

Our programs are designed with working adults in mind; we at City U understand the unique needs and challenges of attending higher education as an adult, while balancing busy lives with multiple commitments. Recognizing the need for busy adult learners to have access to a responsive and flexible education, we have a variety of learning formats and delivery methodologies available. At CityU, students have the opportunity to participate in virtual online, on-site, and a hybrid of online and on-site delivery.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

As a private nonprofit institution of higher education, City’s mission is to change lives for good by offering high quality and relevant lifelong education to anyone with the desire to learn. Our vision is to be the destination of choice for accessible, career-focused education with a focus on equipping a diverse student population with 21st century skills and technology tools. Its five core values are:

  • Flexibility — designing and delivering programs convenient to students;
  • Accessibility — providing educational opportunities to anyone, anywhere;
  • Innovation — continually creating new educational opportunities;
  • Relevance — teaching today what can be applied tomorrow; and
  • Global Perspectives — acting locally while thinking globally.
Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

City University of Seattle provides access to education to a locally and globally diverse student body and recognize the increasingly diverse and multicultural world in which we live. We commit to our duty, and ethical and moral responsibility to ensure that all students are acknowledged, accepted, and celebrated for the unique individuals that they are.

We acknowledge that it is imperative to have a diverse student body to create a robust exchange of ideas and perspectives necessary to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to contribute positively to our communities and to society.

City University of Seattle honors and champions our students, faculty, and staff by creating a safe and supportive environment where all people can learn, grow, and thrive.

You can learn more about your rights as a student here.

Strategic Plan

The Board of Trustees approves an institutional five-year strategic plan to guide CityU. The strategic plan is a living document that will guide the University for the next five years. It is updated annually, serving as a road map to help the University fulfill its mission and achieve its vision. The University’s strategic plan guides operational activities, including the determination of annual goals and objectives for its performance.

Click here to view our current Strategic Plan.

98.91% of our graduates are employed and they are working in their field of study

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