#CIMBYCollege in my backyard

Find your spot, tell us your story.

Welcome to CCV’s new College In My Backyard map, or CIMBY for short! CCV is Vermont’s statewide college. Our twelve centers are within 25 miles of most Vermont households, and our online courses are available anywhere in the world. In other words, we’re in your backyard, and over the past 44 years, a lot of folks have walked through our doors. We’re betting most people in VT have a connection to us, and we want to hear about it! So find your spot, pin the map, and tell us your CIMBY story!

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#cimby success stories

Kate O’Connor

Kate O’Connor

Executive Director
Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce

"CCV has been a wonderful and welcome addition to Main Street. The college contributes to the eclectic mix of downtown Brattleboro. To have a historic landmark in the heart of Brattleboro restored, and to have a tenant in the building that brings hundreds of students to Main Street every day is a real asset for the economic vitality of the town."

Sgt. Louis H. Mossey, III

Sgt. Louis H. Mossey, III

158 FW/Force Development Superintendent
Vermont Air National Guard

"Veterans services are important because for veterans, especially those coming back from serving overseas, they're looking to get into jobs after they've done their duty. To do that, they have to bolster their education. When someone tells me they're looking to get back into college, I tell them CCV is the most affordable option and that it has an excellent reputation in the state for working with veterans and their family members."

Erica M. Dean

Erica M. Dean

Human Relations Manager

"Comcast places a high value on the development of our employees, which is why we continually seek opportunities to support them in reaching their professional and personal goals. One example of how we were able to do that in 2014 was through implementing a pilot program that allowed 13 employees across Vermont to participate in CCV’s Assessment of Prior Learning course at our Vermont headquarters in South Burlington. This course offered them the chance to earn college credit for knowledge they had gained from previous experiences inside and outside of a classroom setting. Ultimately, this program served as a win/win our employees got to advance their college education and the company benefits from having a more empowered workforce all of which was attributable to our partnership with one of our community's most respected academic institutions."

Emerson Lynn

Emerson Lynn

Editor and Co-Publisher
St. Albans Messenger

"CCV students who go on to UVM are some of the most successful students at the university. That speaks volumes for CCV and its professionalism, its attention to Vermont's educational needs, and its leadership. For so many Vermonters, CCV has been the spark that keeps their desire to learn and to achieve alive. This is the college in Vermont that is in some way connected to every community in the state, and CCV brings opportunity to anyone who chooses to embrace it. It's hard to overvalue CCV’s contribution to Vermont's educational success."

CCV by the numbers


We believe all veterans deserve a commitment from us to ensure they succeed in college equal to the commitment they made to serve our nation. That’s why 121 staff members from around the state have completed training on how best to serve our veteran and military-connected students.


The workforce of tomorrow requires training today, and CCV is prepared to deliver that training. Our partnerships with businesses, our workforce-specific programs, and the $500,000 in federal TAACCCT funding we spent last year delivering free courses and career advancement programming translate into a stronger workforce and a stronger Vermont.


Vermont is home to experts in nearly every field imaginable and we tap into that expertise. Over 800 medical practitioners, business people, scientists, and others work as part-time faculty teaching our students. At CCV lessons are created from real-life scenarios and delivered by working professionals, ensuring our students receive high-quality, relevant, and practical instruction in their chosen field.


More than anything, CCV is a place where students feel comfortable, accepted, and encouraged to succeed in college, regardless of their background. Last year, 6,087 CCV students were the first from their families to attend college, comprising more than half of our 11,674 annual student body.

25 miles

From Main Street in Bennington to Main Street in Newport, our academic centers are part of your community. We are Vermont’s statewide college — 12 academic centers situate us within 25 miles of nearly every household in the state and close to or within Vermont’s major centers of commerce.

840 of 1,345

It is in high school that students decide whether they’ll go on to college or not. We think every high school student should have the option, which is why we have developed robust secondary education offerings. Last year, 840 of 1,345 Vermont dual enrollment students took their classes at CCV. Beyond that, almost 800 high school students enrolled in our Introduction to College Studies course.

300 courses on the Web

CCV pioneered online learning in Vermont, beginning in 1996 with a political science course that featured Sen. Patrick Leahy in a guest chat session. Today, CCV is the state’s largest provider of undergraduate online college courses, offering over 300 courses on the Web each semester.