Cochrane residents are among the best educated, highest income-earners in Alberta. To businesses, the resulting combination of skilled labour, high disposable income, and an endemic ranching culture of neighbourliness, entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic all add up to a place where creative ideas can become reality and and sometimes go on to conquer the world.
Cochrane residents have high levels of education compared with other communities in the Calgary area and the lowest proportion of residents holding only a high school diploma or less. According to Statistics Canada 2006 Community Profiles, 70% of Cochrane’s residents aged 25-64 have completed some form of post-secondary education. This is 3% above the Calgary average and 10% above the provincial average.
POST SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS WITHIN 30 KM
Alberta College of Art & Design
Bow Valley College
Mount Royal University
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
University of Calgary
University Research Park