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Conestoga College Doon

Kitchener, Canada

Public -1966


International Students

Spring and Fall



Student: Teacher Ratio

49 : 51

Male: Female Ratio


International Student Rate

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Conestoga began serving students in 1967 and now has over 23,000 registered students across its campuses and training centres in Canada. The college was established as Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology in 1947, one of many such efforts undertaken by the Ontario government at the time to grant diplomas and certificates in career-related, skills-oriented programmes. It was renamed in 2012 after the government expanded the school's scope to include technology-related degrees. The college is affiliated with the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA), Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and Polytechnics Canada. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Conestoga's first – and largest – campus, Kitchener - Doon, is located just off Highway 401 at the Homer Watson Boulevard interchange. The main administrative offices of the college are located here, as are full-time and part-time programmes in a variety of fields. Full-time students can live directly across the street from the campus. Conestoga College offers over 200 career-focused programmes and over 15 degrees, including Ontario's only college-based, accredited engineering degrees. The university has 250+ full-time programs with 70 co-op programs.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Conestoga is a polytechnic education leader and one of Ontario's fastest-growing colleges, offering a full range of career-focused education, training, and applied research programmes to prepare students for success in the new knowledge economy and promote economic prosperity in our region and across the province. The students have ready access to additional post-secondary opportunities owing to articulation agreements with colleges and universities all over the world. The students are engaged as they learn to connect theory, research, and practice in labs equipped with the latest technology, project-based courses, field and clinical experiences, international exchange, applied research, and co-op opportunities. There are more than 150,000 alumni of college making an impact through their expertise around the globe.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

There are a total of 26,000 students registered at the college. The college has an 87% rate in 2019-20 for graduates employed within 6 months of graduation. There are 4,200+ Apprentices trained at Conestoga each year. There are about 4,000 students engaged in applied research projects. The college's student community is truly diverse with students enrolled from all sorts of backgrounds. The Conestoga College Work-Study (CCWS) program coordinates on-campus employment opportunities for eligible domestic and international students.

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