EducationSee also: Higher education in New Brunswick and List of schools in New Brunswick
Public education in the province is administered by the Department of Education, a department of the Government of New Brunswick.
New Brunswick has a comprehensive parallel system of Anglophone and Francophone public schools providing education to both the primary and secondary levels. These schools are segregated by government decree. The English system developed out of a mixture of the British and American systems, reflecting the Loyalist background of so many early settlers. If a family doesn't have French ancestry, their children are forbidden by law to attend French schools. There are also secular and religious private schools in the province.
The New Brunswick Community College system has campuses in all regions of the province. This comprehensive trade school system offers roughly parallel programs in both official languages at either Francophone or Anglophone campuses. Each campus, however, tends to have areas of concentration to allow for specialization. There are also a number of private colleges for specialised training in the province, such as the Moncton Flight College, one of the top pilot-training academies in Canada.
There are four publicly funded secular universities and four private degree-granting institutions with religious affiliation in the province. The two comprehensive provincial universities are the University of New Brunswick and the Université de Moncton. These institutions have extensive postgraduate programs and Schools of Law. Medical education programs have also been established at both the Université de Moncton and at UNBSJ in Saint John (although affiliated with Universite de Sherbrooke and Dalhousie University respectively). Mount Allison University in Sackville is currently ranked as the best undergraduate liberal arts university in Canada and has produced 49 Rhodes Scholars, more than any other liberal arts university in the Commonwealth.
- Publicly funded provincial comprehensive universities
- University of New Brunswick (Fredericton and Saint John), Anglophone
- Université de Moncton (Moncton, Shippagan, and Edmundston), Francophone
Publicly funded undergraduate liberal arts universities
- St. Thomas University (Fredericton), Anglophone
- Mount Allison University (Sackville), Anglophone
Private Christian undergraduate liberal arts university
- Crandall University (Moncton), Anglophone
Private degree-granting religious training institutions
- St. Stephen's University (St. Stephen), Anglophone
- Kingswood University (Sussex), Anglophone
- New Brunswick Bible Institute (Hartland), Anglophone
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