CCV opened its doors in 1970, with ten classes. Students didn’t pay tuition, and faculty taught for free. The mission was simple: bring higher education to the people of our rural state.
Robyn St. Peter never thought college was in her future. She worked as a firefighter, an EMT, and a special education paraprofessional. She raised four children. Two years ago, while working as an LNA at UVM Medical Center, she realized that college could be part of her life after all.
At the Community College of Vermont, we believe education beyond high school is a necessity for all, and not a privilege for some. Now more than ever, higher education must be understood as central and fundamental to a healthy economy.
Community College of Vermont was founded in 1970 with the goal of providing a path to a college degree that is both local and cost effective. We have never lost sight of that mission, and it is more relevant now than at any other time in our history.