Brantford has four post-secondary institutions offering a variety of programming. Wilfrid Laurier University, Conestoga College, and Six Nations Polytechnic operate campuses located in Brantford. In addition, McMaster University offers a residency program at the Brantford General Hospital. Wilfrid Laurier University, the largest university campus in the city, offers 19 undergraduate and 4 graduate programs with over 3,100 students.

There are 17 universities (including specialty university colleges) located within 125 km (80 miles) of Brantford. In 2018, over 362,000 students studied at these universities, including 276,000 full-time undergraduate and 43,000 full-time graduate students.

There are also 9 colleges located within 125 km (80 miles) of Brantford. In 2017, over 150,000 students studied at these colleges in a total of 1,372 programs.

Our students, faculty and staff are truly integrated into the community, collaborating through research projects, learning placements, and innovative partnerships like CityStudio, where our students collaborate with municipal staff on projects aimed at solving community challenges in sustainable ways. Exciting new developments like the Laurier Brantford YMCA athletics and recreation centre – supported by all three levels of government – continue to increase the vibrancy of our campus and the community.

Heidi Northwood, Interim Senior Executive Officer, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus

Universities

Map: Universities within 125 km (80 miles) of Brantford
 map of universities within 125 km (80 miles) of Brantford
Table: Universities and student count within 125 km (80 miles)
Universities within 125 km (80 miles) of Brantford
UniversityCampus Locationkm (miles)* All StudentsFull Time
Undergrads
Full Time Graduate
Brock University Hamilton, Niagara 47 (29) 18,550 14,800 1,400
McMaster University Hamilton, Burlington 35 (22) 32,600 26,700 3,900
OCAD University Toronto 100 (62) 4,470 3,200 190
Ryerson University Toronto 101 (63) 42,860 28,200 2,300
University of Guelph Guelph 53 (33) 29,910 24,300 2,600
University of Toronto Toronto 101 (63) 89,540 64,900 17,000
University of Waterloo Waterloo 56 (35) 39,200 32,000 4,600
University of Western Ontario London 98 (61) 32,500 24,600 5,900
Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo 56 (35) 19,800 15,300 1,200
York University Toronto 114 (71) 53,500 42,000 4,200
TOTAL †     362,930 276,000 43,290
* Includes part time students. † Specialty university colleges not reported with main campus numbers not included. Source: Universities Canada, 2018

Colleges

Map: Colleges within 125 km (80 miles) of Brantford
 map of colleges within 125 km (80 miles) of Brantford
Table: Colleges and student count within 125 km (80 miles)
Colleges within 125 km (80 miles) of Brantford
CollegeCampus Locationkm (miles)Total StudentsPrograms
Centennial College Toronto 125 (78) 15,602 185
Conestoga College * Kitchener 36 (22) 11,651 182
Fanshawe College London, Woodstock, Simcoe 43 (27) 15,213 168
George Brown College * Toronto 101 (63) 20,189 137
Humber College * Toronto 91 (56) 24,899 186
Mohawk College Hamilton 35 (22) 13,750 115
Niagara College Welland, St. Catherines 80 (50) 8,920 115
Seneca College * Toronto 120 (75) 21,207 163
Sheridan College * Oakville, Brampton 66 (41) 19,056 121
TOTAL     150,487 1,372
* Designated as an Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Source: Province of Ontario, 2017