College of St. Joseph is a small wonder serving more than 300 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students across more than 30 degree programs in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains.  

Our picturesque campus is located on 117-wooded acres in Rutland, Vt. On the edge of the city’s limits, we are comfortable walk to vibrant downtown Rutland.

Our dynamic and diverse community is filled with students, faculty and staff who are motivated to become leaders, participate in civic engagement and seek to make a difference in the lives of others.

Our small size means that you will have the opportunity to work with dedicated and experienced instructors who are more than just faculty – they are mentors. With a 12-to-1 student-faculty ratio, our instructors go the extra mile to guide you toward your goals.

Our Provider Scholarship Program, which offers up to $65,500 in financial aid over four years, includes academic curiosity, campus participation, personal and professional development and community service for full-time, residential undergraduate students. Provider scholars have completed more than 18,000 hours of service since the Program’s inception in fall 2013.


The College

  • Founded in 1956 by the Sisters of St. Joseph as a career-oriented liberal arts college with educational programs that blend theory and practice;

  • Campus includes St. Joseph Hall (main academic building), Athletic Center, Tuttle Hall (student center), Medaille and Roncalli Halls (dorms) and Highland Meadows Apartments for graduate students and upperclassmen, athletic fields and the recently renovated Giorgetti Library;

  • Student-centered campus culture that supports students’ personal and professional success.

Location Highlights

  • 117-acre campus sits adjacent to Pine Hill Park recreation area for hiking or biking and a cross-country running trail on campus;

  • Located just 30 minutes from Killington Resort, home of the 2016 FIS Ski World Cup, 20 minutes to Pico Mountain and 40 minutes to Okemo Mountain Resort;

  • Opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, snowshoeing and more;

  • 90 miles from Albany, 160 miles from Montreal, 170 miles from Boston, 250 miles from NYC and 320 miles from Philadelphia;

  • Rutland is served by an AMTRAK train station, a bus station and a commuter air service from Boston.


Unique Characteristics

  • Named a top two Vermont “Best Bang for the Buck” school by Washington Monthly in 2015 and 2016;

  • The Provider Scholarship Program makes college affordable with a generous financial aid package in exchange for academic curiosity, campus participation, and community engagement;

  • CSJ offers the Sisters of St. Joseph Unity Grant, allowing recent graduates of MSJ to attend CSJ tuition free for two years;

  • STEPS (Students Taking an Effective Path to Success) offers academically-qualified students transitioning from foster care an opportunity to obtain a college education in a supportive setting with year-round housing and other programming and support services.