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In 2016 an estimated 57% of those aged 25 to 64 in Brandon reported a university or college certificate, diploma or degree and 87% of the population aged 25 to 64 have a high school graduation certificate or higher.

One of Brandon’s most significant advantages is local access to post-secondary institutions. There are over 3,000 students in Brandon University alone, with Faculties of Arts, Education, Graduate Studies, Science, a School of Health Studies, and a renowned School of Music. Assiniboine Community College (ACC) offers over 40 unique programs in the fields of agriculture, environment, business, health and human services, food and hospitality, trades and technology. ACC has an average annual full-time enrolment of 2,800 including apprenticeship.  And the Manitoba Emergency Services College is a great example in terms of a one-of a kind educational opportunity in Manitoba.


Brandon’s Education & Training Institutions

Post Secondary Enrollment Statistics

Income by Education Levels 2016


Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree City of Brandon (CY) 2016
Highest Certificate, diploma or degree (Population 25 to 64 years) Brandon (CY) 2016
No. %
No Certificate, diploma or degree 3,330 13
High School certificate or equivalent 7,525 30
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 2,260 9
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 5,810 23
University certificate, diploma or degree 6,335 25
Total Population 25 to 64 25,270 100

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census



(2016) Canadian Comparison of Educational Attainment Aged 24 to 64 Years
       Brandon (CY)          Canada         Manitoba    
Total population aged 24 to 64 years                     25,270 18,931,380 654,670
No certificate, diploma or degree 13% 11% 14%
High school certificate or equivalent 30% 24% 28%
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 9% 11% 8%
College, CEGEP, certificate of diploma 23% 22% 21%
University certificate, diploma or degree 25% 32% 28%
Total - Post Secondary Graduates 57% 65% 58%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census

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