Why RDC?

Connect to Your School and Your Community

The Foundation for a Successful Future

Red Deer College has been educating students since 1964, and the 60,000+ alumni of our College have made vast contributions to their professions and their communities around the world.

With over 100 program options available at Red Deer College, students can tailor their learning pathways to meet their career and personal goals.

Red Deer College is built on a foundation of excellence, and we are proud to offer our students:

  • Superior instructors
  • Small class sizes
  • Applied and professional learning opportunities
  • Programs transferable to other post-secondary institutions
  • Degree completion options
  • Affordable tuition and a lower cost of living than larger centers

Beyond the classroom, Student Life at RDC offers programs and activities to help students have balanced, well-rounded experiences. From Campus Recreation to student groups to volunteering opportunities, the Student Life area can help you to enjoy a complete college experience.

What Arts and Sciences Students Are Saying

“I had amazing classes and professors that encouraged me to strive for excellence as well as inspired and prepared me to pursue greater aspirations. The supportive staff and faculty makes RDC an ideal place to pursue and discover one’s academic goals.” Renée Masson 



“RDC is a smaller community and, coming from a small community, it was a good starting point. I finished my degree at RDC because I liked the small campus atmosphere and the opportunity to get to know my instructors.” Danielle Frey 


A Connected Community

Located in central Alberta, midway between the major cities of Edmonton and Calgary, Red Deer is the ideal location for those wanting the amenities of a large city in a smaller centre where community connections are strong.

Red Deer is a young, lively city with a wealth of events, attractions and culture set to the beautiful backdrop of an expansive parks and trails system that offers year-round outdoor activities. With a population of almost 100,000, Red Deer is Alberta’s third-largest city. The central Alberta region is home to one of the fastest-growing economies in North America, and it has earned a reputation for entrepreneurialism and innovation.

Whether you choose to stay in Red Deer for a short time or a lifetime, the amenities and opportunities in this region provide something for everyone.

Learn more about Red Deer at:
The City of Red Deer
Uncover Red Deer
Visit Red Deer
Volunteer Central