Our Mission and Values
Founded in 1956, College of St. Joseph is a small, independent, nonprofit Catholic institution located in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Our idyllic 117-wooded acre campus sits on the edge of Rutland’s city limits, providing a comfortable walk to both a vibrant downtown and several recreation areas.
CSJ offers 20 undergraduate degree programs and 12 graduate programs, with a family-like campus environment and unparalleled faculty-student interaction. Our diverse community includes students from across the country and highly-qualified instructors and staff.
College of St. Joseph was named a top 100 “Best Bang for the Buck” school by Washington Monthly in 2015 and was ranked in the top 15 percent in The Economist’s College rankings. The College was also named a top two Vermont “Best Bang for the Buck” school in 2016.
College of St. Joseph is an independent Catholic college that educates men and women of varied faiths and backgrounds for lives of continuing personal and professional growth, intellectual development, and service to the community.
To Fulfill its Mission, the College:
- Offers student-centered undergraduate and graduate programs guided by Christian values that blend theory and practice and prepare students for careers of vital importance to society.
- Offers a holistic student development program that fosters personal leadership, civic responsibility, service to the community.
- Employs highly-qualified administrators, faculty, and staff who support the continuous improvement of the college’s programs and services.
College of St. Joseph’s President Larry Jensen is a retired healthcare executive and well-known community leader in the Rutland Region.
The college was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1956. It now offers more than 30 career-oriented programs leading to associate, bachelor, and master degrees. Here is how we got where we are today.