Mission of the Vermont State Colleges System

For the benefit of Vermont, the Vermont State Colleges provide affordable, high quality, student-centered and accessible education, fully integrating professional, liberal, and career study. This integrated education, in conjunction with applied learning experiences, assures that graduates of VSC programs will:

  1. Demonstrate competence in communication, research and critical thinking.
  2. Practice creative problem-solving both individually and collaboratively.
  3. Be engaged, effective, and responsible citizens.
  4. Bring to the workplace appropriate skills and an appreciation of work quality and ethics.
  5. Embrace the necessity and joy of lifelong learning.

The Vermont State Colleges also offer numerous opportunities for others to engage in continuous learning to meet their specific goals.