The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), located in Charlottetown, is the province’s only university and is a 45-minute drive from Summerside. PEI has two colleges – Holland College and Academy of Learning College – both of which have campuses in Summerside.
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UPEI offers a wide range of programs and degrees to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Home to Canada Research Chairs, UNESCO Chairs, endowed and sponsored research chairs, and 3M National Teaching Fellows, UPEI offers its students access to exceptional faculty, researchers, and staff. Students come from all walks of life and from local, regional, national, and international locations to study and learn at UPEI. In the fall of 2021, international students from 98 countries comprised almost 30 per cent of the University’s total enrolment of students.
With millions of dollars in scholarships, international exchange and experiential study opportunities, an active Student Union, expanding graduate programs, and outstanding student-faculty interaction, the University offers its students an educational experience designed to help them reach their potential as future leaders. UPEI’s dedication to the highest standards in education is reflected in its alumni, who enjoy success in their chosen fields around the world.
Holland College is the prominent career college of PEI. Holland College offers many things that a prospective student is looking for: small class sizes, a blend of hands-on and theoretical training, pathways to higher learning, a beautiful setting in Canada's smallest province, and a welcoming atmosphere.
The Waterfront Campus offers programming in Industrial Trades, Automotive, Legal, Nursing, and Computer Information Systems.
The Marine Training Centre, located along the Summerside Waterfront, offers Transport Canada-approved training. It has an international reputation for exceptional quality of instruction, excellent facilities, and convenient location. In addition to the full range of certifications from Bridge Watch Rating to Master Mariner, and Engine Rating to Chief Engineer, many specialized courses are offered.
The Atlantic Police Academy (APA), located in Slemon Park (Summerside), has prepared thousands of public safety officers for their careers through training programs and in-service courses. The APA offers training in Conservation Enforcement, Correctional Officer, Police Science (Cadet), Professional Firefighter, and Sheriff and Public Safety Officer.
Academy of Learning College is one of Canada’s largest and most successful career colleges. It was founded in 1987 to serve people looking to improve their careers through education. Since then, the Academy of Learning College has grown to more than 60 locations across Canada, including campuses in Charlottetown and Summerside. Offerings include courses in business, health care, accounting, payroll, IT, and office administration.