A liberal arts education doesn’t just prepare you for a career…

it prepares you for life

A liberal arts education doesn’t just prepare you for a career... it prepares you for life

Liberal Arts = Learning set free

In ancient Greece and Rome, the liberal arts were a collection of subjects free citizens had to master to become valuable members of society. Today at Johnson State College, they’re an opportunity to explore just what it is you want to do. JSC strives to be one of the best Vermont liberal arts colleges with unique academic programs, affordable tuition and a gorgeous campus. For anyone looking for liberal arts colleges in Vermont, our program broadens your education and sparks critical thought, preparing you to go out into the world and change it for the better.

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Do research that changes the world — and your life

Do resesarch that changes the world - and your life

Ben, Danielle and Autumn spent their senior year in the lab alongside faculty biologists, studying how bacterial extremophiles can thrive at an old local mine contaminated by asbestos. Then they took their work to Washington, where they were selected to present their findings outside the halls of Congress. Their research has the potential to change the way scientists think about human infection and genomics — and get them a wicked head start on their careers.

Gain real-world experience while a student

Freedom to go

wherever life takes you.

Freedom to go wherever life takes you

A Johnson State education gives you the depth to hit the ground running when you graduate, and the breadth to succeed wherever life leads you.


Miles Smith, Jr.
Miles Smith, Jr.

Miles was an Anthropology & Sociology major who went on to become an admissions counselor and the first head basketball coach at Wilson College.

Elisabeth von Trapp
Elisabeth von Trapp

Elisabeth was an Education major who followed in her famous family’s footsteps by pursuing a career as a successful singer and songwriter.

Angela Smith
Angela Smith

Angela earned her B.A. in Professional Studies through Johnson’s External Degree Program while working full time and raising a family.