Université Sainte-Anne, Church Point, NS, was founded in 1890 by the Eudist Fathers. Instruction is in French. The only francophone university in Nova Scotia, Université Sainte-Anne is a liberal arts institution offering BA degrees with majors in French, English, history, commerce and Canadian studies; a BEd in French education; a bachelor of business administration with a specialization in small business management; a BComm degree; the first 2 years of the BSc degree; and a co-operative BBA program.
The university is well known for its French immersion programs. It has special research and teaching programs in Acadian language, culture and history, in Maritime studies, and in scientific programs of regional interest. The university has a publishing press, and its pedagogical resources centre creates, publishes and makes available books and learning materials in French for the primary and secondary schools of Nova Scotia. It also has a development centre for small business. The university became nondenominational in 1971. The university has around 300 full-time and 550 part-time students. Among its distinguished graduates are Laurent Beaudoin, president of the Bombardier Inc, and Jean-Louis Roy, former editor of Le Devoir.