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Georgian College

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Why Georgian College?

At Georgian, we work with industry and community partners to offer relevant, cutting-edge curriculum, quality work placements and co-op experiences with top employers.

Our students graduate with the skills and the mindset to be innovative thinkers and changemakers who can transform their workplaces and communities.

  • Established 1967
  • Georgian is a changemaker college. We are the first and only college in Canada designated a changemaker college by Ashoka U for our role as a leader in social innovation and changemaking in higher education.
  • One of the highest graduate employment rates among Ontario colleges
    • 90.3% of our alumni found work within six months of graduation-well above the provincial average, which we’ve exceeded for 20 years (2017-18 KPIs)
  • Recognized leader in student work experience:
    • Ontario’s #1 co-op college
    • 6,200 employer partners
    • Pioneer in co-op programs across the province with highest percentage of students enrolled in paid co-op work terms in the Ontario college system
    • All programs emphasize practical, hands-on learning and most offer formal work-integrated opportunity-ranging from paid co-op terms to internships and field placements
  • 75,000 alumni, 13,000 full-time students, more than 3,600 international students from 85 countries
  • seven campuses:
  • Downtown Barrie Arch and Helen Brown Design and Digital Arts Centre
  • Barrie Campus home to Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre-first in our region providing students and industry partners with access to research, incubator, changemaker and fabrication space
  • Career and Employment Community Services locations in Barrie, Orillia and Orangeville
  • On-campus residences in Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound; variety of off-campus housing options
  • Indigenous Resource Centres in Barrie, Midland, Orillia and Owen Sound
  • Approximately 2,600 full and part-time employees
  • $2.5+ million in bursaries and scholarships available each year
  • Board of Governors consists of:
    • 12 appointees from cross-section of communities
    • Georgian President and CEO
    • Representative each for students, faculty, support staff and administrators


  • Average age: 22.6
  • 80% are 25 and younger, 44% are 19 or younger
  • 52% identify female and 48% male
  • 6% self-identify as Indigenous
  • 14% have college credentials, 9% have university credentials

Georgian applicants:

  • 38% directly from high school
  • 62% per cent non-direct
  • Traditional catchment area of Simcoe, Grey, Bruce and Dufferin counties and the District Municipality of Muskoka accounts for 62% of first-year enrolment
  • GTA (Halton, Peel, York, Durham and Toronto) accounts for 18% of first-year enrolment

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