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Virtual Tour A passionate focus on the church. It's the foundation of Prairie's purpose. Over eighty five years of focus has produced more than 14,000 alumni sharing their faith in 110 countries.

Prairie has three schools each with their own unique program offerings: Prairie Bible College, Prairie School of Mission Aviation and Prairie College of Applied Arts & Technology.


  • Prairie began in 1922 and is the oldest Bible College in Canada
  • Prairie offers accredited four-year Bachelor of Arts degrees, two-year Associate of Arts degrees and one-year certificates
  • In 2006 Prairie launched the first college in Canada created to deliver two-year vocational programs in conjunction with Christian higher education, Prairie College of Applied Arts & Technology. Students graduate with a two-year Associate of Arts, as well as a provincially recognized diploma
  • Prairie has offered quality training in the area of mission aviation for many years, this program is now offered through the newly created Prairie School of Mission Aviation

  • Institute Accreditation

    National Accreditation

    Colleges in Canada Association for Biblical Higher Education

    Provincial Accreditation

    Colleges in Canada Alberta Advanced Education and Technology

    Program Majors:

    4-year Bachelor Majors

    • Business administration
    • Global Social Justice
    • Outdoor Leadership
    • Music and Worship Leading
    • Youth Ministry
    • Pastoral Ministry
    • Christian Formation
    • Humanities

    2-year Diplomas

    • Licensed Practical Nursing
    • Digital Media
    • Mission Aviation
    • Songwriting and Recording

    1-year Certificates

    • Primary Care Paramedic
    • Wilderness Leadership
    • Musicianship
    • Bible
    • Intercultural Studies

    Academic Options for Students

    Colleges in Canada Online Programs
    Colleges in Canada Part-Time Programs

    Admissions & Tuition

    # Students Admitted to 1st Year:  150
     % Accepted: 65
     Minimum GPA: 2.0
     Application Deadline
    Notification of Acceptance
    Advanced Acceptance to Fall Semester: 
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    Annual Tuition (C$): 7,800 - 8,580
    Institute Scholarships & Bursaries Available: Yes
    Estimated Total Cost of Tuition for Degree/Diploma (C$): 14,600 - 29,200

    Scholarships/Awards and Financial Assistance

    Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Scholarship Programs
    Colleges in Canada Canadian Student Work Opportunities Programs

    Institute Support for Students

    Colleges in Canada Academic Counselling
    Colleges in Canada Career and Employment Counselling
    Colleges in Canada Health Services
    Colleges in Canada Incoming Student Orientation and Advising

    Buildings & Facilities

    Prairie is located in Three Hills, Alberta. Three Hills has a population of around 4,000 people and boasts the comfort of a small town with the benefits and conveniences of a big city. Three Hills houses five parks, multiple baseball diamonds, tennis courts, an arena and many shopping and dining facilities and an aquatic centre.

    Prairie's campus is home to many facilities from classrooms for teaching, a dining hall, residences, student lounge, athletic center, an on campus chapel and much more.

    Box 4000
    330 5th Avenue
    Three Hills, Alberta T0M 2N0
    Phone:  1-403-443-3007
    Fax: 1-403-443-5540

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    Canadian Schools Year Institute Founded: 1922
    Canadian Schools # of Full-Time Faculty: 40
    Canadian Schools Opportunities for Part-Time Study: Yes
    Canadian Schools Opportunities for Online Study: Yes
    Canadian Schools # of Campuses: 1
    Canadian Schools Campus Setting (Main Campus): Rural
    Canadian Schools Nearest City (Main Campus): Calgary
    Canadian Schools City Population: 1,000,000
    Canadian Schools Cost of Living: Medium
    Canadian Schools Climate Range: -15°C to 25°C

    Student Profile
    Canadian Schools Total Undergraduate Program Enrolment (all years): 270
    Canadian Schools % of Out-of-Province Students (all years): 15
    Canadian Schools % of Undergraduate International Students (all years): 25
    Canadian Schools # Countries of Origin: 11 - 20

    On-Campus Housing
    Canadian Schools On-campus Housing Available: Yes
    Canadian Schools # Students with On-campus Housing: 230
    Canadian Schools Preference Given to Entering Students: First come/First served
    Canadian Schools  Per Semester/with Meal Plan (C$): 2,550
    Canadian Schools  Per Semester/without Meal Plan (C$): 1,150
    Canadian Schools Style of Accommodation:
      Canadian Colleges Married/Family
      Canadian Colleges Non-coed (single sex)
    Canadian Schools Type of Accommodation:
      Canadian Colleges Double Rooms
      Canadian Colleges Single Rooms