About CMUCanadian Mennonite University (CMU) is an Anabaptist Christian university, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Chartered by the Province of Manitoba in 1998, CMU builds on a foundation of over fifty years of Mennonite higher education in the province, combining the resources of three previously independent colleges: Canadian Mennonite Bible College, Concord College, and Menno Simons College.
In 2008, CMU was granted membership in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). CMU offers a variety of academic programs and a choice of educational settings, which include our Shaftesbury Campus, Menno Simons College (on the campus of The University of Winnipeg), and the Outtatown School of Discipleship – an eight-month program of cross-cultural study, service, and faith formation.
CMU has a rich diversity of programs organized into four areas, each with a Dean: Humanities and Sciences, International Programs (Outtatown), Music and Social Sciences. CMU (Shaftesbury campus) offers three- and four-year undergraduate degree and non-degree programs and courses in Anthropology, Biblical and Theological Studies, Business and Organizational Administration, Communications and Media, Counselling Studies, Economics, English, Geography, History, International Development Studies, Mathematics, Music, Music Therapy, Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies, Philosophy, Political Studies, Psychology, Science, and Sociology. At the graduate level, CMU plays a significant role in pastoral leadership training by offering a Master of Arts with specializations either in Theological Studies or Christian Ministry. Menno Simons College campus offers three- and four-year majors in Conflict Resolution Studies and International Development Studies toward a Bachelor of Arts for students at The University of Winnipeg.
The CMU programs reach approximately 1750 students (920 FTE) who come from eight Canadian provinces, the United States, and nine other countries. The faculty complement includes 45 full-time faculty as well as part-time faculty and sessional appointments. Over 85 percent of the full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees from universities across Canada and the United States. Faculty are uniformly dedicated to a dynamic
teaching-learning process that is informed by their ongoing research, scholarly practice and personal commitments.
Canadian Mennonite University is funded by its supporting church constituencies, private donors from across Canada, the Government of Manitoba, and student tuitions and fees. Its current annual budget is approximately $12 million. While financial constraints are always a significant consideration in the formulation of annual budgets, the University has no operating debt and a relatively modest capital debt resulting principally from the construction of a student residence (Concord Hall).