College Profiles

Bennington College (Established 1932)
Bennington students design their own course of study. Students develop ideas in the classroom and then test those ideas—through hands-on work in places ranging from their local communities to international settings. Bennington is the only college in the country to require an annual internship since its founding.


Center for Cartoon Studies
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is a two-year institution focusing on sequential art, specifically comics and graphic novels. Located in White River Junction, CCS offers a Master of Fine Arts degree, one or two-year certificate programs, and summer camps. It is the only college-level training program of its kind in the United States.


Champlain College (Established 1878)
An Upside-Down Curriculum lets students take courses in their major during their first semester. Champlain also offers a Degree Design Lab for students whose passions cross more than one of the 111 academic areas offered. Champlain College Online degrees and certificates are designed for adult learners. Champlain also has campuses in Montreal, Canada and Dublin, Ireland.


Goddard College (Established 1863)
Goddard’s intensive-residency programs lead to either a bachelor’s or master’s degree that blends remote learning and life experiences. Semesters start with an eight-day intensive that brings students and faculty from across the United States and abroad to Plainfield, Vermont or to Port Townsend or Seattle, Washington. Students of all ages pursue a Goddard education.

Landmark College (Established 1985)
Offering bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as short-term and fully online programs, Landmark is intentionally engineered for neurodiverse students who learn differently, such as those with a learning difference such as dyslexia, ADHD, autism, or executive function challenges. Landmark is, simultaneously, a traditional and a specialty college, and is one of only two colleges in the country that only enrolls college-capable, bright, neurodivergent students.

Middlebury College (Established 1800)
Middlebury is a classic liberal arts undergraduate college that also offers graduate degrees and immersive language studies (including Abenaki). The College is committed to meeting 100% of students demonstrated financial need and has a need-blind admission for domestic students. The average grant covers 90% of the cost of tuition.


Norwich University (Established 1819)
Norwich was the first private military college in the nation and the birthplace of ROTC. It was also the first private institution in the country to teach engineering. Two-thirds of residential students join the Corps of Cadets. Norwich also serves civilian residential and commuter students and has a large online graduate and continuing education student body.


Saint Michael’s College (Established 1904)
The only Edmundite college in the world, St. Michael’s welcomes every faith background. Many students participate in service – including a community Fire and Rescue Squad. It has undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional programs, including teacher training. Vermont residents are guaranteed St. Michael’s scholarships and grants totaling at least $27,000 per year.


SIT (Established 1964)
Internationally focused master’s degrees, certificates, and professional development programs in the fields of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, International Education, Sustainable Development, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).


Sterling College (Established 1958)
Based in the Northeast Kingdom, Sterling is a small, rural college focused on social justice, sustainable food, and ecology. In addition to undergraduate degrees, continuing education programs include certifications on related issues. Sterling’s Wendell Berry Farming Program in Kentucky offers a tuition-free curriculum. It was the first college in Vermont to divest its endowment from fossil fuel extractors.


Vermont College of Fine Arts (Established 2008)
VCFA is the only college in the country dedicated solely to low-residency graduate arts education using an individualized mentorship model. VCFA has MFA and non-degree programs in the visual arts, film, music composition, graphic design, and writing. In 2023, residencies will be at Colorado College to allow collaboration across disciplines.


Vermont Law & Graduate School (Established 1972)
The first and only law school in the state, Vermont Law School has changed its name to Vermont Law & Graduate School (VLGS) and transitioned to a graduate institution housing two schools – law and graduate. The new degrees build upon environmental law and policy and justice reform programs. A new part-time Online Hybrid JD program will allow working professionals to a earn a law degree from anywhere in the country.