CCV is broadly recognized as an essential player in Vermont higher education, with a unique niche in the arena of online learning. Students can complete degree and certificate programs entirely online, but also enjoy access to in-person local supports from their academic advisors and learning centers.

President: Timothy J. Donovan, 2001 – 2009

In 2000, CCV takes the bold step of revamping its entire library system. Until this point, the College has had no central library facility and students have relied heavily on local libraries and web-based resources. CCV merges its “anytime, anywhere” resources with Vermont Tech’s campus-based library services to create the shared Hartness Library.

For the first time in its history, CCV invests in and owns its own facilities. This developmentstabilizes, and in some instances reduces, overall facilities costs, while more firmly rooting the College in the communities it serves. These new academic centers are key to serving an increasingly full-time, traditional-aged student population.

In forty years, CCV has grown in ways no one could have foreseen. By 2010, online courses account for 20% of overall enrollment, and an average of 1,200 Vermont high school students co-enroll at CCV each year.



  • Hartness Library

    Hartness Library

    CCV enters into a memorandum of agreement with Vermont Tech in an effort to enhance and systematize access to resources and to provide statewide library services to students through the new Hartness Library.

  • Introduction to College Studies

    Introduction to College Studies

    CCV develops Introduction to College Studies (ICS) for high school students to support successful transitions to college. The following year, CCV plays a significant leadership role in establishing the Fast Forward program, which creates the first dual enrollment opportunities for..Read More

  • Academic Centers

    Academic Centers

    CCV builds a facility in the Upper Valley, which becomes the first of four academic centers owned by the College, including those in Montpelier, St. Albans, and Winooski.

  • Center for Online Learning

    Center for Online Learning

    Ten years after offering its first online course, CCV’s Center for Online Learning becomes the College’s second largest academic center. By the end of the decade, CCV will offer degree and certificate programs that can be completed entirely online.

  • Achieving the Dream

    Achieving the Dream

    CCV joins a nationwide movement to become more data-driven in its strategic planning and decision-making, and the Lumina Foundation invites CCV to become an Achieving the Dream college.