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 Download Quick Facts about Georgian College (As of August 2013)

  • 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, partnering with 6,200 co-op employers
  • 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
  • Seven campuses: Barrie, Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, Orillia, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay, plus University Partnership Centre, Kempenfelt Conference Centre, three Employment Services locations
  • Scored above the Ontario college average in nearly every category of 2012-13 Key Performance Indicators:
    • 88.1 per cent of Georgian grads in labour force found work within six months of graduating (provincial average: 83.6 per cent)
    • 81.6 per cent graduate satisfaction with the usefulness of their college education (provincial average: 80 per cent)
    • 78.8 per cent student satisfaction with the overall quality of services, programming and resources (provincial average: 77.1 per cent)
    • 93.3 per cent employer satisfaction with the quality of the educational preparation of college graduates (provincial average: 93.4 per cent)
  • Received the highest score among Ontario colleges in the 2013 International Student Barometer (ISB) survey, also ranked number two among all Canadian colleges and universities, and number three in the world
  • Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the sixth time
  • Named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers four  years in a row
  • Received highest possible marks in provincial Program Quality Assurance Process Audit (2010)
  • More than 900 awards and scholarships are disbursed to students annually with a combined value of over $700,000
  • One of the fastest growing colleges in Ontario: 83 per cent enrolment growth from 2002 to 2012
  • 11,000 full-time students – including more than 700 international students from over 43 countries, such as India, China, South Korea, Japan and Nigeria; 28,000 Continuing Education registrations annually
  • 60,000 alumni
  • Offers academic upgrading, apprenticeship training, certificate and diploma programs, as well as university undergraduate and graduate degrees, college degrees and graduate certificate programs through unique University Partnership Centre
  • Approximately 450 articulation and transfer agreements with 47 institutions around the world

Specialty areas of study include:

  • Automotive Business School of Canada
  • Canadian Aviation Institute
  • Centre for Applied Research and Innovation
  • Centre for Automotive Parts Expertise
  • Centre for Sustainable Technologies
  • Community Education Partnership Centre
  • Georgian College Skilled Trades Centre
  • Great Lakes International Marine Training and Research Centre
  • Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre
  • Justice and Public Safety Institute
  • Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness
  • Over 1,200 full-time and part-time students enrolled in more than 20 apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs
  • On-campus residence in Barrie, with privately run on-campus residence in Owen Sound and one to open in Orillia fall 2013; privately operated off-campus residences in Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound and a variety of rental options for students
  • Aboriginal student resource centres at Barrie, Midland, Orillia and Owen Sound campuses
  • Approximately 2,250 full-time and part-time staff
  • Annual economic impact of $157 million regionally and $361 million provincially (as of 2011)
  • Power of Education fundraising campaign: $65-million cumulative goal for strategic priorities including student awards and scholarships and the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre ? $45 million has been achieved to date
  • 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