History, Affiliations and Rankings
Menno Simons College, Concord College, and Canadian Mennonite Bible College were combined to become Canadian Mennonite University in 1999. Canadian Mennonite Bible College was established in 1947. Concord College was established in 1944 as Mennonite Brethren Bible College (founded in 1988). Its affiliation is with the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), CHEC, and MCAC. Canadian Mennonite University ranked #3 on meta rankings by the LanguageCourse site.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
In the year 2000, CMU, a small, Christian liberal arts university, was founded. The campus covers a total area of 43 acres. There are around 200 undergraduates that reside on campus. The only student organisation that speaks for all students is CMU Student Council. There are numerous offices within Student Affairs that provide a variety of needs for students, such as community involvement, leadership development, residential programmes, and public service. The Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Administration, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Therapy programmes at Canadian Mennonite University are available in about 19 different topic areas. At the master's and doctoral levels, CMU provides MA degrees in divinity, theological studies, Christian ministry, peacebuilding and collaborative development, and MBA.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Canadian Mennonite University is an Anabaptist Christian institution offering academic programs in the arts, music, sciences, and business. Canadian Mennonite University is one of the universities included in Universities Canada (formerly AUCC). In the 2019 UniRank, CMU was ranked 74 by country rank and 5003 by world rank. Some of the notable alumni are: Rudy Wiebe- author and professor at the University of Alberta, Beth Goobie- poet and fiction writer and Cameron Friesen- Canadian politician and MLA of Manitoba for Modern Winkler.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
CMU welcomes students from many diverse backgrounds. 44% of students are from diverse Ecumenical traditions (Pentecostal, Baptist, Alliance, Non-Denominational, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Reformed). By instructing students in the craft of creating resumes, cover letters, and attending interviews, CMU helps them get ready for the working world. The Practicum Program and connections to more than 500 domestic and international community partners are two ways that CMU supports students in finding placements.
Canadian Mennonite University ranked #3 on meta rankings by the LanguageCourse site. It also ranked #61 among various universities in Canada and #126 at the country level by Webometrics.