Founded in 1969, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (English: University of Québec at Chicoutimi) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Chicoutimi (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Quebec. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Jonquière, La Baie, Alma. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministre de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Québec (English: Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research, Quebec), Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UQAC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.