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Georgian College

Georgian College

Georgian College


About us

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.

Our vision is to accelerate success through exceptional teaching and learning, innovation and partnerships.

General information

  • Established 1967
  • Georgian is the first and the 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
    • 89.7% of our alumni found work within six months of graduation, well above the provincial average, which we’ve exceeded for 20 years (based on 2018-19 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 the highest percentage of students enrolled in paid co-op work terms in the Ontario college system (based on OCAS 2019 fall enrolment figures)
    • 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
  • 87,000 alumni
  • 13,000 full-time students, including 4,500 international students from 85 countries speaking more than 110 languages (as of March 2020 audit)
  • Economic impact: total annual impact in the catchment area is $1.6 billion or 22,421 jobs supported (based on the fiscal year 2018-19, an analysis conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International)
  • Seven campuses:
    • Barrie
    • Midland
    • Muskoka (Bracebridge)
    • Orangeville
    • Orillia
    • Owen Sound
    • South Georgian Bay (Collingwood)
  • Downtown Barrie Arch and Helen Brown Design and Digital Arts Centre
  • Barrie Campus home to Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre – the 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; a variety of off-campus housing options
  • Indigenous Resource Centres in Barrie, Midland, Orillia and Owen Sound
  • Approximately 2,600 full- and part-time employees
  • $3+ million in bursaries and scholarships available each year
  • Board of Governors consists of:
    • 12 appointees from a cross-section of communities
    • Georgian President and CEO
    • Representative each for students, faculty, support staff and administrators


  • 130+ market-driven programs, including:
    • certificates
    • diplomas
    • degrees
    • graduate certificates
    • combined degree-diploma programs with Lakehead University
  • Continuing education and corporate training options
  • Academic upgrading and career preparation
  • Apprenticeship and skills training
  • 88 programs, 780 transfer agreements with 59 institutions
  • Average class size: 26 students
  • Academic areas:
    • 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
    • Indigenous Studies
    • Liberal Arts
    • Marine Studies
    • Skilled Trades

Our students

  • Average age: 23
  • 85% are 25 and younger, 42% are 19 or younger
  • 50% identify female and 50% male
  • 2.5% self-identify as Indigenous
  • 14% have college credentials, 13% have university credentials

Georgian applicants:

  • 38% directly from high school
  • 62% per cent non-direct
  • The traditional catchment area of Simcoe, Grey, Bruce and Dufferin counties and the District Municipality of Muskoka accounts for 61% of the first-year enrolment
  • GTA (Halton, Peel, York, Durham and Toronto) accounts for 18% of the first-year enrolment

Georgian is a transformative experience that connects students to the skills they need, mindset to succeed, and confidence to thrive. We produce graduates who are fully connected to their potential, industry, community and the world. Being here can lead to amazing things!


  • International students:


  • 0
  • Student to faculty ratio:

    5 to 1


  • Barrie

    One Georgian Dr., L4M 3X9, Barrie

  • Midland

    649 Prospect Blvd., L4R 0G3, Midland

    • Bracebridge

      111 Wellington St., P1L 1E2, Bracebridge

      • Orangeville

        22 Centennial Road, L9W 1P8, Orangeville

        • Orillia

          825 Memorial Ave., L3V 6S2, Orillia

          • Owen Sound

            1450 8th St. E., N4K 5R4, Owen Sound

            • Collingwood

              499 Raglan St., L9Y 3Z1, Collingwood

              • Barrie

                5 Ross St, L4M 3A5, Barrie

                • Toronto

                  425 Bloor Street East, L4M 3A5, Toronto

                  • Barrie

                    One Georgian Dr., L4M 3X9, Barrie