Quick Facts

These figures are based on 2017-18, unless otherwise noted.

Dunton Tower in the distance

The University

  • Founded in 1942
  • 2017-2018 Operating budget of $470 million (excluding ancillaries)
  • Situated on 62 hectares just south of Ottawa’s city centre. Bordered by the Rideau River, the historic Rideau Canal, and pleasant residential neighbourhoods
  • Five kilometres of underground tunnels conveniently link the University’s buildings

Students

Undergraduate Students

26,321

Full Time: 21,515
Part Time: 4,806

Graduate Students

4,095

Full Time: 3,549
Part Time: 546

Total Students

30,416

Full Time: 25,064
Part Time: 5,352

Student Housing

30,416

Off-Campus: 26,803
On-Campus: 3,613

Faculty, Staff and Alumni

Faculty Members

929

Staff Members

1131

Contract Instructors

778

Graduate Teaching Assistants

1811

Library Staff

107

Carleton Alumni

153000+

Employed Retired Faculty

31

Funding

Research Funding (2016-17)

$63.9 M

Scholarships and Bursaries awarded

$22.5 M

Students received OSAP

47%

The above data has been provided by the Office of Institutional Research & Planning. Research funding data includes internally sponsored research.