Who are we?

CHEC is a non-profit association of higher education institutions, based in Dundas, ON.  Members include 34 institutions representing a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate Christian higher education within Canada working together to further the CHEC mission.

CHEC's mission is to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of Christian higher education at member schools, including fostering institutional cooperation, and to raise public awareness of the value of Christian higher education in Canada. 


CHEC the Facts 



CHEC the Facts


  • 34 member campuses in 7 provinces across Canada
  • 11 universities, 16 colleges, 17 seminaries and graduate schools
  • 17,500 students enrolled (total unduplicated headcount)
  • 14,000 undergraduates and 3500 graduate-level students
  • 1035 international students from 30 countries
  • 2080 undergraduate certificates/diplomas and degrees awarded
  • 900 graduate certificate/diplomas and degrees awarded
  • 57% graduation rate after six years
  • 85% employment rate six months after graduation
  • 200,000 alumni living and working in 85 countries
  • 1400 faculty (full- and part-time)
  • 12:1 average student/faculty ratio
  • 1.7 million total library/bibliographic holdings and databases
  • $300 million in total operating budgets
  • $40 million in funds raised
  • $2 million spent on faculty development and research
  • $100 million in endowment funds

(Figures are tentative based on data submitted for the 2012-13 academic year)

We will continue to post more facts about CHEC as they are gathered.

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Contact us at 519-948-8170.

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