The Economic Impact of City of Glasgow College, 2012-2020

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In 2010, City of Glasgow College was formed through the merger of Central College Glasgow, Glasgow Metropolitan College, and Glasgow College of Nautical Studies. Its formation secured a £228 million investment into state-of-the-art campuses on Cathedral Street (City Campus) and on the banks of the River Clyde (Riverside Campus). These campuses are large enough to accommodate 40,000 students, making it the largest in Europe. Their design is world-leading with the very latest technology and industry-standard facilities. The College offers around 2,000 courses each year, from Creative Industries to STEM. Full-time and part-time courses are provided, along with distance and work-based learning. As a further and higher education institution, the College offers course that span access level through to degree qualifications. But the College does much more than teach. It is a major employer in Glasgow, supporting jobs – both directly and indirectly – across the local community. And by acting as a key anchor institution in Glasgow, it reaches and engages communities, bringing people together to learn, develop and interact. The 16,000 graduates each year, provide local businesses with a ready supply of workers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Commissioning bodyFraser of Allander Institute
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2020


  • City of Glasgow College
  • economic wellbeing
  • Scottish economy


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