About Loyalist

We’re on a mission: to change the world through the power of small.  

In a world obsessed with big, we are small. Small gives us the power to do big things.  In an impersonal world of big lecture halls and stadium seating, we know our students by name and circumstance.  

Small frees us to provide personal one-on-one attention, in small classes and personalized hands-on learning environments. The result? Loyalist graduates are job-ready with the skills needed to immediately impact challenging fields across biosciences, health, business and media.  

Small allows us to adapt and innovate, driving change as one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges, a top employer and a signatory of the UN Sustainable Development Accord. We are global thinkers and local acters. 

As Ontario’s Destination College, our intimate campus is located on over 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, and is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Our deep community roots and collaborative spirit ensure we work hand-in-hand with our local partners and industries to drive the future of innovation and workforce development in the Bay of Quinte region.  

We are Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology. We are small.  

Students First 

At Loyalist College, our approach is simple: students come first. We pride ourselves on going the extra distance to ensure our students have the tools and support they need to succeed. This includes removing learning barriers.

Whether full-time, part-time or learning from home, we have opportunities to match every lifestyle. Our full program guide can be found below and continuing education options, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, are available through LoyalistFocus.com. 


Strategic Plan 

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there. – Lewis Carroll 

At Loyalist College, we know where we’re going, and we’re bringing the entire Bay of Quinte region with us. From advanced manufacturing to the bioeconomy, we are ensuring our applied research and academic programming are leading-edge and industry aligned.  

Strategic Plan 2025

Land Affirmation 

Loyalist College is built upon the lands governed by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement. We affirm and thank the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabeg, and Huron-Wendat nations for their continued caretaking of the land. We offer respect to Indigenous people from all nations who call this area home. We honour traditional knowledge keepers, past, present, and future.

Brand Description 

At Loyalist, we look and sound a little different from other schools, and walk a path entirely our own. Learn about what this new look means, and how the identity is a drumroll for the incredible ingenuity of our students, staff and community partners.