Holland College: Maclean's College Guide

Holland College

Holland College | Charlottetown, P.E.I. | Founded 1969


Holland College Maclean's Profile

Holland College takes its name and educational philosophy from its namesake, Samuel Holland, an 18th-century surveyor with a well-known passion for progress and new technology. The college’s Centre for Applied Science and Technology features a collection of Samuel Holland artifacts.

The college offers more than 70 degree, diploma, certificate, apprenticeship, and upgrading programs on 13 campuses and centres across the province. The program roster includes photography, culinary arts, marine training, trades and industrial technology, bioscience technology, journalism, performing arts, and applied sciences and engineering technology. 

Cooking students hone their skills at the Canadian Culinary Institute, housed in the Culinary and Tourism Centre on the historic Charlottetown waterfront. Next door is Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, a special research facility for food-product development, one of several science-and-technology related research areas. Social innovation is another research specialty, in areas such as early childhood education and  literacy. Students work under the guidance of faculty and industry partners to develop new technology, with particular focus on P.E.I. and the wider Atlantic region.

READ: Holland College creating cutting-edge food products in ‘Canada’s Smartest Kitchen’

The main Prince of Wales campus in Charlottetown houses the School of Performing Arts, the Centre for Applied Science and Technology, and Glendenning Hall, an apartment-style student residence. The Atlantic Police Academy near Summerside also has its own student residence. Approximately 36 per cent of Holland College’s students come from outside the island.


Fall full-time enrolment Tuition (f/t diploma) Tuition (f/t certificate) Students direct from high school Residence spaces
2,133 $3,900 - $6,165 $3,900 - $6,165 30% 186

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