PEI has four public post-secondary institutions.
Maritime Christian College
Maritime Christian College is a degree-issuing institution located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The college is part of the Church of Christ/Christian Church Restoration Movement. The purpose of Maritime Christian College is to equip students for Christian ministries such as pulpit ministry, Christian education and youth ministry. It also serves to educate and enrich students for personal, active Christian service.
Collège de l’Île
Collège de l'Île is a Francophone community college. Collège de l'Île offers college level programs in Accounting Clerk, Bilingual Administrative Assistant, Early Childhood Assistant/Educator, Human Services, Practical Nursing, Resident Care Work, Youth Worker, and Welding. Students may also take French courses at various levels, both face to face or online. There are part-time programs and classes for adults preparing for higher education or who need basic literacy skills.
Holland College is the community college of Prince Edward Island. Holland College has campuses and centres across Prince Edward Island. The college’s main campus is the Prince of Wales Campus, located in Charlottetown. The Prince of Wales Campus is home to the Charlottetown Centre, the McMillan Centre for Community Engagement, the School of Performing Arts, the Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), and two apartment-style residences. The Tourism and Culinary Centre, on the Charlottetown waterfront, is home of The Culinary Institute of Canada and programs related to marketing, tourism and travel.
The Welding and Plumbing/Pipefitting programs are located in the Georgetown Centre. The majority of the college’s trades and industrial technology programs and the Marine Training Centre are located at the Summerside Waterfront Campus.
The Atlantic Police Academy, located in Slemon Park, Summerside, offers programs in firefighting, conservation enforcement, corrections, police science, and sheriff and public safety.
The West Prince Campus, located in Alberton, offers various programs depending on local demand from industry and the community.
University of Prince Edward Island
Located in Charlottetown, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has a rich history with roots in two founding institutions, Prince of Wales College (est. 1834) and Saint Dunstan’s University (est. 1855). Formed in 1969 as the provincial university, UPEI honours its proud legacy through academic excellence and research innovation.