Post Secondary Education

Durham Region is home to many institutions offering post secondary education. Over 200 programs are offered between the schools in the region, giving you many options when thinking about your next steps. Below you will find links to the major providers of post secondary education in the region.

Trent University Durham

Trent University Durham, located within the thriving Greater Toronto Area in Oshawa, offers a truly transformational university experience. As part of a vibrant community of scholars, Trent Durham students benefit from small classes (we have one of the best faculty to student ratios) and a personalized, teaching-focused learning environment. Trent Durham GTA is also known for renowned academic programs across the humanities and social sciences, all with an emphasis on hands-on experience and career-ready skills.

Ontario Tech University

Ontario Tech University’s innovative and unique undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to meet your interests and career aspirations, along with the market-driven requirements of employers. When you graduate, you will have the critical thinking, innovative research, and technological skills demanded by the world’s leading employers.

Professors and students undertake research in a wide range of areas that include automotive design and engineering, business and information technology, computational science, alternative and sustainable energy, nuclear engineering, law enforcement, manufacturing, and community/public health to name just a few. Our university’s unique and technology-rich teaching and learning environment challenges students to push the boundaries of innovation and discovery, and prepares graduates to excel in the global, knowledge-driven economy of the 21st century. At Ontario Tech University, the possibilities are endless.

Durham College

Our goal is to prepare you to find rewarding employment. Thanks to our expert faculty with extensive industry experience and leading educational resources, our alumni go on to successful careers in their chosen field.

We also offer a variety of diploma to degree options through agreements with universities in Ontario and around the world, enabling you to:

  • Pursue a university degree in less than the traditional amount of time
  • Earn your degree without having to repeat select courses since pathway programs give credit for college study that can be used towards university credits

Need some credits completed before attending? Check out our Adult and Continuing Education page.