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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

  • Established in 1967
  • Mission: To inspire innovation, transform lives and connect communities through the power of education
  • Georgian was Ontario’s first co-op education college and today is a recognized leader in student work experience
  • Partnerships with 6,200 co-op employers
  • More than 4,100 Georgian students gain experience in paid co-ops every year
  • 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
  • More than 125 career-focused programs, 11,000 full-time students (including 1,100 international students from more than 50 countries) and 28,000 part-time registrations
  • 62,000 alumni
  • One-of-a-kind University Partnership Centre: offers college degrees as well as university undergraduate and graduate degrees with partner institutions
  • 1,500 students, 18 degree programs
  • More than 550 articulation and transfer agreements with 48 institutions around the world
  • Seven campuses: Barrie, Midland, Muskoka (Bracebridge), Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay (Collingwood), plus University Partnership Centre, Kempenfelt Conference Centre and three Employment Services locations
  • Georgian continues to be a leader in graduate employment – 2014-15 Key Performance Indicators reveal 88.3 per cent of Georgian graduates found employment within six months of graduation, an increase of 1.4 per cent from last year and well above the provincial average of 84 per cent
  • Other KPI highlights:
    • Scored 79.7 per cent in graduate satisfaction
    • Scored 89.6 per cent in employer satisfaction
    • Scored 64.9 per cent in graduation rate
    • Scored 77.7 in student satisfaction and engagement
  • Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers seven times, one of Canada’s Greenest Employers five years in a row
  • More than $1-million raised annually in support of awards and scholarships
  • Offers academic upgrading, apprenticeship training, certificate and diploma programs, as well as university undergraduate and graduate degrees, college degrees and graduate certificate programs
  • Academic areas:
    • Aboriginal Studies
    • Academic Preparation
    • Automotive Business
    • Business and Management
    • Community Safety
    • Computer Studies
    • Design and Visual Arts
    • Engineering and Environmental Technologies
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Health, Wellness and Sciences
    • Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation
    • Human Services
    • Liberal Arts
    • Marine Studies
    • Skilled Trades
  • On-campus residences in Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound and a variety of off-campus housing options
  • Aboriginal Resource Centres at Barrie, Midland, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses
  • Approximately 2,600 staff and faculty (full-time and part-time)
  • Power of Education fundraising campaign: $65-million cumulative goal for strategic priorities including a Student Service 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
  • Annual regional economic impact of $188 million, provincially $306 million (based on 2013 figures)
  • Annual budget: $180 million

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