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Transforming the Vermont State Colleges System

image is a background of light gray with four black logos on it. these are the logos are for Castleton University, Community College of Vermont, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Tech.

It’s time to reimagine higher education. At the Vermont State Colleges — Castleton, Northern Vermont University, Vermont Tech, and the Community College of Vermont — we are doing just that.

We must adapt to today’s world and change to meet the needs and desires of today’s students, faculty, and communities. We recognize the societal shifts that are happening, as well as the necessity for better access and affordability. That’s why, with the assistance and support of the Vermont Legislature, we have entered a bold and comprehensive Transformation Initiative Plan to launch the new Vermont State University comprised of the best of Castleton, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Tech, to be launched fall of 2023*. We will also be looking for opportunities to consolidate administrative services and supports across the new university and CCV as well.

We’ve been at work building this future since before the pandemic hit. Our five-year plan delivers a vision and strategy for a world-class education at a state university that offers liberal arts, technical, and professional studies to prepare students for today’s and tomorrow’s careers. 

All kinds of students will have traditional and more flexible ways to access higher education for lifelong learning. Our new structure will also assure system-wide financial sustainability. 

Join us for an exciting ride into the future, as Vermont leads the way!  

*pending approval of the New England Commission of Higher Education

Mission Statement of Vermont State University

Vermont State University prepares all students for meaningful work and responsible citizenship by fostering their intellectual, personal, and creative growth in an accessible, caring, and inclusive community. As Vermont’s regional public university, our technological, professional, and liberal arts programs engage with partners throughout Vermont and beyond to provide students with rich real-world learning while meeting the needs of our communities and the state.

Latest Updates

  • Workforce Updates from CCV and VTSU (05/15/23)

    The Corrections Post Secondary Education Initiative at CCV The Corrections Postsecondary Education Initiative (CPSEI) is a 3-year federal grant from the US Department of Justice. The program includes two areas of focus: education for Department of Corrections (DOC) staff, and education for Vermonters who are incarcerated. Surveys have been done and are in progress to …

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  • Update on Academic Programs Projects (05/15/23)

    As we near the completion of the spring semester, students are registering for fall classes in the first VTSU term schedule. Once the semester is complete, the core team will shift its focus to support critical faculty projects. May retreats for the expanded F2F+ pilot and the General Education Connections Seminar 1 course are being …

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  • Update on New Student Experience Projects (05/15/23)

    The Admissions team had a very successful season of events. Analysis of our data clearly shows that students who visit are far more likely to enroll. If you take all the attendees from our admitted student sessions, 76% plus have chosen to enroll at Vermont State. Thank you all for your efforts to make these …

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