Quick Facts

These figures are based on 2018-19, unless otherwise noted.

Dunton Tower in the distance

The University

  • Founded in 1942
  • 2018-2019 Operating budget of $505 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

27,152

Full Time: 21,725
Part Time: 5,427

Graduate Students

4,050

Full Time: 3,454
Part Time: 596

Total Students

31,202

Full Time: 25,179
Part Time: 6,023

Student Housing

31,202

Off-Campus: 27,592
On-Campus: 3,610

Faculty, Staff and Alumni

Faculty Members

939

Staff Members

1167

Contract Instructors

810

Graduate Teaching Assistants

1823

Library Staff

107

Carleton Alumni

159000+

Employed Retired Faculty

29

Funding

Research Funding (2017-18)

$92 M

Scholarships and Bursaries awarded

$24 M

Students received OSAP

48.3%

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