Facing the increasingly fierce international competition, it has been the core of higher education to explore how to cultivate college students with innovative ability. College students’ innovative ability is mainly composed of basic ability, innovative thinking and innovative actions. In conformity to the above composition, the cultivation pattern should include learning basic knowledge, training innovative thoughts and learning innovative skills. The learning and practice in school, students’ independent learning and social practice serve as the three main sections in the development of innovative ability. In addition, some effective methods are beneficial for college students’ innovative thoughts and practice including schools providing optional courses on innovative education, teachers conducting researches on education and teaching and applying innovative education theories and practical innovative skills to professional courses.