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Quick Facts

These figures are based on 2019-20, unless otherwise noted.

Dunton Tower in the distance

The University

  • Founded in 1942
  • 2019-20 Operating budget of $489.1 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

27,370

Full Time: 21,788
Part Time: 5,582

Graduate Students

4,152

Full Time: 3,607
Part Time: 545

Total Students

31,522

Full Time: 25,395
Part Time: 6,127

Student Housing

31,522

Off-Campus: 27,912
On-Campus: 3,610

Faculty, Staff and Alumni

Faculty Members

965

Staff Members

1317

Contract Instructors

836

Graduate Teaching Assistants

1870

Library Staff

105

Carleton Alumni

165,000+

Employed Retired Faculty

30

Funding

Research Funding (2018-19)

$95 M

Scholarships and Bursaries awarded

$25 M

Students received OSAP

42.7%

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