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.
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.