St. Lawrence College

Founded 1967 | Kingston, ON

Students at St. Lawrence College (SLC) enjoy the conveniences of small-city living at the school’s three campuses in Kingston, Brockville and Cornwall, while being just a few hours’ drive from bigger cities such as Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. SLC offers more than 100 full-time programs, including certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships, graduate certificates and degree programs, in areas that include autism and behavioural science, mental wellness and addictions and tourism.

The college offers its students many ways to get involved on campus. In addition to joining student government, clubs and athletic teams, students have the opportunity to expand their learning and gain real-world experience through Enactus SLC, a group that tackles community issues through entrepreneurial action. Students also operate Spark, a creative production house that puts together high-quality marketing plans and promotional videos for paying clients.

In 2018, SLC completed the largest expansion in its history. The new Student Life and Innovation Centre on the Kingston campus provides students with space for studying and socializing while offering services geared to their health and wellness. The campus’s other new amenities include fitness facilities, a double gym, private study rooms, a licenced pub, an Indigenous centre and dedicated, state-of-the-art learning spaces for the music and digital media program.

Popular Programs

• Bachelor of Science—Nursing

• Business

• Health Care Administration

• Practical Nursing

• Computer Systems Technician

School Size



• Degree $7,239-$8,107

• Diploma $3,591-$6,875

• Certificate $3,591-$10,981

• Post-Grad $3,701-$9,307

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Wind Turbine Technician: This two-year diploma focuses on the electrical and mechanical aspects of wind turbines. Students also learn fibreglass repair techniques and take multiple field trips to wind farms.

• Bachelor of Science—Nursing: In this standalone B.Sc.N. degree program, students access state-of-the-art clinical simulation labs and leverage clinical placement opportunities.

• Digital Marketing Communications: Students learn how to use interactive tools to develop customer-focused interactive marketing programs, as well as web analytics to predict and measure the success of web and social media campaigns. They gain practical experience through an agency model and six-week work placement.