Georgian College is one of 24 publicly funded Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario. Fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, Georgian prepares students to become not only job seekers, but also job creators. Georgian works together with industry and community partners to offer relevant, cutting-edge curriculum as well as quality work placements and co-op experiences.

With more than 125 career-focused programs across seven locations in Central Ontario (Barrie, Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay), Georgian serves 11,000 full-time students and 28,000 Part-time Studies registrants annually.

Georgian quick facts

At Georgian, we work together 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 innovative mindsets – they are ready to think, create and do.

Below you’ll find some other interesting facts about Georgian. Looking for something not listed here? Please contact us.

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  • Established in 1967, known for attracting the best partnerships with local and international employers and for providing industry with highly skilled graduates to sustain and grow their operations
  • Mission: To inspire innovation, transform lives and connect communities through the power of education
  • Ontario’s first co-op education college – a recognized leader in student work experience
  • Partnerships with 6,200 employers
  • More than 4,100 Georgian students gain experience in paid co-ops every year
  • All our programs emphasize practical, hands-on learning
  • A leader in graduate employment – 88.3 per cent graduate employment rate, one of the highest among Ontario colleges for more than a decade. Other KPI score highlights:
    • 79.7% graduate satisfaction
    • 89.6% employer satisfaction
    • 64.9% graduation rate
    • 77.7% student satisfaction and engagement
  • 62,000 alumni
  • 11,000 full-time students, including 1,100 international students from 60 countries; 28,000 part-time registrations; 1,500 University Partnership Centre at Georgian students; 900 apprenticeship students
  • Seven campuses:
    • Barrie
    • Midland
    • Muskoka (Bracebridge)
    • Orangeville
    • Orillia
    • Owen Sound
    • South Georgian Bay (Collingwood)
    • Plus University Partnership Centre at Georgian, Kempenfelt Conference Centre, and Career and Employment Community Services locations in Barrie, Orillia and Orangeville
  • On-campus residences in Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound and a variety of off-campus housing options
  • Indigenous Resource Centres at Barrie, Midland, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses
  • One of Canada’s Top 100 Employers seven times, one of Canada’s Greenest Employers five years in a row
  • Approximately 2,600 staff and faculty (full-time and part-time)
  • More than $2.7 million in bursaries and scholarships available every year
  • Power of Education fundraising campaign raises funds for strategic priorities including a Student Services Centre, entrepreneurship, technology, collaborative learning spaces and awards and scholarships
  • Board of Governors consists of 12 appointees from a cross-section of communities, as well as the President and CEO, one student, one faculty member, one support staff member and one administrative staff member


  • More than 125 career-focused programs
    • Diplomas
    • Certificates
    • Graduate certificates
  • University Partnership Centre at Georgian offers 15 degree programs (college degrees, university undergraduate and graduate degrees with partner institutions) and more than 575 articulation and transfer agreements with 54 institutions around the world
  • A wide variety of part-time studies options
  • Academic upgrading
  • Apprenticeship training
  • Academic areas
    • Indigenous Studies
    • Automotive Business
    • Business and Management
    • Community Safety
    • Computer Studies
    • Design and Visual Arts
    • Engineering and Environmental Technologies
    • Health, Wellness and Sciences
    • Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation
    • Human Services
    • Liberal Arts
    • Marine Studies
    • Skilled Trades
  • Five highest enrolment programs in 2014-15
    • Electrical Engineering Technology
    • Nursing (diploma and degree programs)
    • Police Foundations
    • Pre-Health Sciences
    • Social Service Worker
  • Niche programs
    • Anishnaabemowin Language Programming
    • Automotive Business/Bachelor of Business (Automotive Management) [New title effective September 2016: Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Automotive Management)]
    • Golf Facilities Management/Bachelor of Business Administration (Golf Management) [New title effective September 2016: Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Golf Management)]
    • Marine Engineering Technician (Co-op)/Marine Technology – Navigation (Co-op)/Marine
    • Engineering Management
  • New programs offered in the last two years
    • Acupuncture
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (Management and Leadership) [New title effective September 2016: Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Management and Leadership)]
    • Bachelor of Interior Design (New title effective September 2016: Honours Bachelor of Interior Design)
    • Denturism
    • Digital Video
    • Hairstyling
    • Marine Engineering Management
    • Medical Skin Care Therapies


  • Average age: 22.1
  • 54.3% of students are female, 45.5% are male
  • 38% enter with existing postsecondary qualifications
  • 36.5% of applicants are directly from high school, 55.1% are non-direct (8.4% unknown)
  • Georgian’s traditional catchment of Simcoe, Grey, Bruce and Dufferin Counties and Muskoka District accounts for 62% of our enrolment
  • The GTA (Halton, Peel, York, Durham and Toronto) accounts for 19% of our enrolment


  • Annual regional economic impact of $188 million, provincially $306 million; 2015-16 annual budget: $186 million

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