Providing students, the professions and business with the knowledge and skills essential to their success within the modern global economy. City of London College is based in the heart of London's business district. It was founded in 1979, making it one of London's most long-established and respected private providers of education and training. Over this period, many thousands of students have graduated from the College, and are now following worthwhile careers worldwide. The College is situated in the central eastern part of Britain's capital, the centre of the country's international business and finance. This area houses the head offices of all major banks, financial institutions and insurance companies. The College is within walking distance of the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and St Katherine Docks. A walk of 15 minutes can take students to the famous St. Paul's Cathedral and Fleet Street. The Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange are also within easy walking distance. The College is situated opposite Aldgate East underground station, which is connected with the rest of London through the District and Hammersmith & City underground lines. The student population is international, as is the staff composition. City of London College holds a premier College status from the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC).