Sheridan at a Glance

Founded in 1967, Sheridan is one of Ontario's leading postsecondary institutions, attracting students from across Canada and around the world. Here, you'll find some quick facts about Sheridan.

An environment of innovation and creativity inspires us all to explore new ways of thinking. Immersed in our vibrant, diverse campuses and rigorous programs, our students experience first-hand our commitment to practical, experiential learning. While this energy can’t be captured in a page, here — at a glance — are a few of the things that set Sheridan apart.

140 +
programs across five Faculties:

  • Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design (FAAD)
  • Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies (FAHCS)
  • Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST)
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHASS)
  • Pilon School of Business (PSB)

degree programs

90 +
programs with work-integrated learning (WIL)* opportunities

Apprenticeship, Skilled Trades, Academic Upgrading and Dual Credit programs

* WIL includes apprenticeship, co-op, field placement/experience, internship and mandatory professional practice.

Our campuses

Davis Campus


Hazel McCallion Campus


Trafalgar Road Campus


Virtual campus


Total number of students


Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS)

languages spoken at our Opportunity Centre to assist students

micro credential job accelerator programs

400 +
programs and courses offered

International reach

countries represented

international students


Figures from 2021

724,000 +
resources in the library collections

are electronic

full-time and part-time employees

215,000 +


For every $1 spent by...


gained in lifetime earnings for students


gained in added provincial revenue and social savings for society


gained in added taxes and public sector savings for taxpayers


Sheridan continues to lead, manage and innovate for long-term sustainability, seeking novel approaches to funding options and partnerships, and reinforcing our leadership in green campus initiatives.

  • In 2021, Sheridan was recognized as the EnVisioneer of the Year by Danfoss, a global supplier of energy-efficient solutions, for developing innovative energy savings systems. Sheridan uses pre-engineered, factory-built energy transfer stations (ETS) in its recently upgraded district heating system.
  • We reduced our annual natural gas consumption by more than 280,000m3 — which equates to an annual greenhouse gas emission reduction of 530 metric tonnes.
  • Sheridan was named the sole Canadian International Green Gown Award finalist in the Benefitting Society category for its Sustainable Development Innovation Ecosystem Project. The Green Gown Awards, supported by UN Environment Programme, recognize the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges around the world.

Research 2020-2021

externally funded research projects supported by the Sheridan Research Office

engagements with industry partners

students involved in tracked curriculum-based research

faculty and staff involved in research

total external research income

Our Research Centres

  • Centre for Applied AI *
  • Centre for Elder Research (CER)
  • Centre for Intelligent Manufacturing **
  • Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT)

Entrepreneurship Hub

  • Entrepreneurship Discovery Growth Engine (EDGE)

* formerly known as the Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI)
** formerly known as the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)

Sheridan in the news: Highlights from 2021

Education that puts you first.

The world needs a new kind of higher learning — one that blends teaching excellence, connectivity to the workforce, interdisciplinary creativity and innovation, personal development, academic integrity, and applied research and knowledge. At Sheridan, our learners are empowered with all of this and more.

Guided by our signature "S-Sense," Sheridan students gain the strongest skills and capabilities through a postsecondary experience that combines the best of college, university and polytechnic education. Our students know that they need cutting-edge knowledge, workforce preparedness and the self-sustaining optimism required to thrive in an ever-changing, complex world. They’re set up for success with a Sheridan education — there’s nothing else like it.

Updated: March 2024

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