Mission and History

Mission and History

From here on out, everyone will feel our impact.

In September 2016, the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees initiated the unification of Johnson State College and Lyndon State College as Northern Vermont University, effective July 1, 2018. The unification positions the campuses — and northern Vermont — to thrive during demographic and higher education changes and to expand opportunities for students through shared resources and collaborative innovation. NVU-Johnson and NVU-Lyndon are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Students now have more options for academic programs, research and hands-on experiences, extracurricular activities, and the high-impact education that prepares them with career-ready skills for a changing world.

While NVU is one university, the campuses still have their distinct identities, with separate mascots, athletic teams, and alumni associations.

Learn more about where we have come from and where we are going by exploring the links.