Kollam is rich in its field of Education.
Most private schools use English language as the medium of instruction whereas government run schools offer both English and Malayalam as a medium of instruction
The major colleges in Kollam are :
Fatima Matha National College,
Sree Narayana College ,
Thangal Kunju Musaliar College,
Sree Narayana College for Women,
NSS college Kottiyam,
Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering (TKMCE),
Younus College of Engineering & Technology (YCET),
TKM Institute of Technology and Management (TIM),
College of Engineering, Perumon.
Most of the colleges offering Higher education are affiliated to Kerala University.Training college
Sree Narayana Pillai Institute of Management and Technology, Chavara, Kollam.
TKM Institute of Management , Cheerankavu, Kollam.
TKM College of Engineering, Karicode
TKM Institute of Technology, Karuvelil
Travancore Engineering College, Oyoor
Younus College of Engineering & Technology, Vadkkevila,Kollam
Bishop Jerome Engineering College, Kollam
College of Engineering, Perumon Template:
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam
College of Engineering Karunagappally, Kollam
G P T C Punalur.
G P T C Ezhukone.
SN Polytechnic college Kottiyam.
Engineering College, Kundara
Azeezia Medical College, Meeyannoor, Kollam
Travencore Medical college (Medicity), Thattamala, Kollam
ESIC Medical College, Parippally, Kollam.
Arts & Science colleges
SN College, Kollam
S.N. College for Women, Kollam
TKM Arts & Science College, Kollam
Fatima Mata National College, Kollam
S.N. College, Punalur
S.G. College, Kottarakkara
NSS College, Kottiyam
The King's School, Kollam, is the only ICSE School in Quilon.
St. Aloysius Higher Secondary English School
Infant Jesus School Kollam
Kristraj Higher Secondary School, Kollam
Vimala Hridaya Higher Secondary School For Girls, Pattathanam, Kollam.
St. Jude Higher Secondary School, Mukhathala, Kollam.
Sree Narayana Trusts Higher Secondary School, Cantonment, Kollam.
Sree Narayana Trusts Central School, Kollam.
Govt. Model Boy's Higher Secondary School, Thevally, Kollam.
Govt. Model Girl's High School, Kollam.
Mahatma Central School, Kollam.
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kollam.
Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kavanad, Kollam.
The Oxford Public School, Kollam.
The City Central School, Kollam.
National Public School, Kollam.
Indian Public School, Puthuchira, Kollam.
Navdeep Public School, Decent Jn., Kollam.
M G D Higher Secondary School, Kundara, Kollam.
M V G V H S S, Punthalathazham, Kollam.