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College of St. Joseph
Other name
Lumen Via Veritas
Motto in English
The Light. The Way. The Truth.
Type Private liberal arts college
FounderSisters of St. Joseph
Endowment$3.1 million [1]
PresidentLawrence Jensen
Location, ,
United States
CampusRural, 117-acres
ColorsBlue     and White    
AthleticsNAIA & USCAA Division II
NicknameFighting Saints
College of St. Joseph of Rutland, Vermont logo.png

College of St. Joseph is a private Catholic liberal arts college in Rutland, Vermont. It occupies a 117 acres (0.47 km2) wooded campus. Although the college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, it was placed on probation in August of 2018 because the college has experienced significant financial challenges. It will close at the end of the spring 2019 semester. [2]



The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the State of Vermont Department of Education, the Council of Applied Master's Programs in Psychology and the Board of Psychological Examiners of Vermont. In August of 2018, NEASC placed the college on probation because the college has experienced significant financial challenges including spending nearly all of its endowment. Four months later, NEASC told the college that it has until April 1 to convince the accreditor that the college is financially viable; if it is not convinced, NEASC will withdraw accreditation and require the college to stop teaching at the end of the 2019 spring semester. [3]

Undergraduate programs

The college offers more than 20 different degree programs in the arts & sciences, business, criminal justice, and psychology & human services. New in 2014, the college introduced a social media certificate program and concentration. [4]

Graduate programs

The college offers a number of master's degree programs in business, education, and psychology and human services. [5] In January 2018, the CSJ Traumatology Institute was established to provide advanced education, training, research and humanitarian aid, and is geared towards emergency responders, medical and mental health professionals, and others who work with trauma victims. CSJTI has received full accreditation from the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology, and becomes the only program in the State of Vermont and surrounding area offering certification for this emerging field of study.


Main Campus

The main building is St. Joseph Hall, which houses the President's office, External Affairs, Admissions, Financial Aid, the Giorgetti Library, classrooms, faculty offices, computer labs, the Registrar's Office, and more. Tuttle Hall houses the student services offices, a student lounge/waiting room, a 200-seat theater, a chapel, and Campus Ministry. The Athletic Center on campus has a 1,000-seat gymnasium, a weight and cardio room, a racquetball court, and a dance studio. There are also two undergraduate dormitories built in 1967, Roncalli Hall and Medaille Hall. [6]

West Campus

In 2008 the college purchased the 27-acre (110,000 m2) Clementwood estate from the Sisters of St. Joseph, consisting of the Clementwood Mansion, Bucci Hall/the Carriage House, Avilia Hall and St. Francis Hall. Clementwood Mansion, built in 1863 by Charles Clement as a private home and later used by the Sisters of St. Joseph as their novitiate, was remodeled over the course of two years, and in spring 2010, the president's office, academic dean's office, and development and alumni relations office moved into Clementwood. [7]


In fall 2015, the undergraduate population consisted of 53% men and 47% women. Total enrollment was 327 students. 78% were undergraduates and 22% were graduate students. The racial composition was 64% white, 24% black, and 12% Hispanic.


The College of St. Joseph is a United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II school and plays within the Yankee Small College Conference, [8] with programs in men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, baseball and softball, women's volleyball, and men's golf.

See also


  1. ^ As of January 27, 2016. "Sortable Table: College and University Endowments, 2014-15". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Jaschik, Scott (March 22, 2019). "Another Vermont College Will Close". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Mcardle, Patrick (December 13, 2018). "CSJ could lose accreditation by August". Rutland Herald. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "CSJ introduces Social Media Certificate and Concentration". May 15, 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "Graduate Programs". College of St. Joseph. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 16, 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title ( link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 5, 2009. Retrieved May 16, 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title ( link)
  8. ^ Mahoney, Larry (June 17, 2011). "UMFK, UMPI, UMM leave NAIA for new association". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved July 2, 2011.

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COLLEGE OF ST. JOSEPH Latitude and Longitude:

43°36′00″N 73°00′26″W / 43.60000°N 73.00722°W / 43.60000; -73.00722