Why George Brown


Deciding where to pursue your post-secondary education is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. George Brown College helps you develop the technical skills needed to get the job done and the people skills employers tell us they expect when looking to hire new graduates.

Get the skill set that will get you the job

George Brown works closely with industry partners to ensure our programs meet the needs of both students and employers.

  • Technical skills: our modern learning environments, field education opportunities and experienced faculty help you develop and hone the techniques needed to do the job.

  • People skills: teamwork, work ethic, initiative, communication and customer service—they’re attributes employers tell us they value most. We help you strengthen these skills in class and in real-world settings where you can work alongside industry professionals in field education or applied research opportunities.

George Brown leads colleges in the Greater Toronto Area in graduate employment rates at 85 per cent.*

Study in Toronto

Our campuses are located in downtown Toronto, so you’ll have access to top employers for field education and networking opportunities.

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Instructors with industry experience

Our faculty help sharpen technical skills and also develop the important people skills needed to succeed in the workplace. Many of our faculty have industry experience and pass that real-world knowledge on to their students.

Hands-on learning

George Brown takes prides in its modern learning facilities, equipped with state-of-art technologies that simulate what students will experience in the working world.

We offer many opportunities for students to develop their skills in real-world settings. In 2015/2016, 94 per cent of our qualifying programs offered field education. We plan to make it 100 per cent by 2020.

Applied research is also a key priority and George Brown provides opportunities for students to work alongside industry partners. This means our students can prototype new products and designs, test them in real-world environments and conditions, and help bring them to market.

Flexible learning

We have a wide range of diploma, degree, apprenticeship and certificate programs to fit your needs. Whether you’re starting your post-secondary education, changing jobs or enhancing your education with postgraduate studies, we have a variety of programs for you to choose from. We provide full-time and part-time programs, continuing education and distance learning. We also offer start dates in the fall, winter and spring to accommodate your schedule.

George Brown College by the Numbers**



Programs Offered

  • 28,924 Full-time
  • 3,193 Part-time
  • 66,410 Continuing Education registrants


  • 152 Full-Time Programs
  • 35 Diploma
  • 32 Advanced Diploma
  • 35 Graduate Certificate
  • 30 Certificate
  • 9 Apprentice
  • 6 Degree
  • 5 Pre-college
  • 243 Continuing Education Certificates/Designations

For a more detailed breakdown of student, staff and program data visit our Fast Facts page.


*Key Performance Indicators, Colleges Ontario, 2015/16
**George Brown College by the numbers: George Brown College Institutional Research & Planning. Department of Human Resources. All data shown refer to 2015/2016 fiscal year.

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