College of St. Joseph is accredited on probation by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), effective June 28, 2018, because the Commission finds that the institution is not in compliance with the Standards for Accreditation related to Institutional Resources (e.g., financial resources). On December 7, 2018, CSJ received written notification that it had until April 1, 2019 to produce “material and substantial new evidence” relating to its ability to achieve compliance with the Commission’s standard on Institutional Resources.  As CSJ was unable to achieve compliance by that date, the College will be required to cease instruction at the end of Spring 2019 term and NECHE will withdraw the institution’s accreditation on August 31, 2019.  A statement providing further information about this action is available on the NECHE website.

(A list of FAQs regarding the NECHE probation process can be found here.)

In addition, all of the College’s teacher training programs are certified by the State of Vermont Department of Education; and the clinical psychology program is approved by the Council of Applied Master’s Programs in Psychology and recognized by the Board of Psychological Examiners of Vermont.

For further information regarding the College’s accreditation, please contact: New England Commission of Higher Education, 209 Burlington Road, Suite 201 Bedford, MA 01730, (781) 271-0022,

For further information regarding the College’s programs that are licensed, please contact: State of Vermont Department of Education, 120 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620; Council of Applied Master’s Programs in Psychology; Board of Psychological Examiners of Vermont, Office of Professional Regulation, 29 Terrace Street, Drawer 09, Montpelier, VT 05609-1106. College of St. Joseph will also make available for review to any enrolled or prospective student a copy of the documents describing its accreditation, approval or licensing.

College of St. Joseph supports the efforts of secondary school officials and governing bodies to have their schools achieve regional accredited status to provide reliable assurance of the quality of the educational preparation of its applicants for admission.

For additional questions or inquiries, please contact the Office of the President.