Castleton State College’s Growth Supports Students, Community and the Environment

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Castleton State College, a state college located in Vermont, continues to add academic and athletic programs, contributing to development and job growth in New England.

Castleton, Vermont (PRUnderground) March 18th, 2015

Castleton State College located in Rutland County, Vermont is continuing to grow in community and academic advancements. Castleton’s Downtown initiative, the addition of new master’s programs, and 27 varsity athletic teams contribute to the growth.

In order to better serve the region and achieve goals, Castleton College has opened a downtown office in the city of Rutland Vermont.  Castleton Downtown is a hub for supporting and improving the region’s communities, schools, organizations, businesses, and environment.  It is home to college and community collaboration divisions including the Polling Institute, Center for Community Engagement, Center for Entrepreneurial Programs, and Center for Schools.  From its recent opening, Castleton Downtown aims to contribute development and consequent job growth in the Rutland Region.

With eight graduate programs leading to a master’s degree, Castleton College is Vermont’s leading public master’s institution.  Castleton’s master’s degree programs include Arts Administration, Education, Special Education, Math Education, Music Education, Theater, Accounting, and Athletic Leadership.  More advanced learning degrees are currently in development, including the college’s first doctoral program.  Across all graduate programs, Castleton aims to cultivate knowledge, competence, and preparation needed for emerging professionals.

The Castleton Department of Athletics has recently brought their number of varsity sports to 27.  Additions include men’s and women’s track and field, Nordic skiing, and women’s golf.  Castleton is the only Vermont State College to offer alpine skiing, field hockey, football, women’s golf, ice hockey, and Nordic skiing at the varsity level.  In addition to its 27 varsity programs, Castleton offers a number of club and intramural sports available for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.

Since Castleton first opened its doors in 1787, it has been dedicated to providing a quality level of higher education to those eager to learn.  Castleton College aims to support and improve the region’s communities, schools, organizations, businesses, and environment.  This academic community allows students from around the world to expand their knowledge in small class sizes among highly qualified faculty.  Visit to learn more about the Castleton community and opportunities.

About Castleton State College

For more than 225 years, Castleton has been helping students to realize their dreams through an educational approach that focuses on connecting with them as people inside and outside the classroom.

Over generations, the tools of our teaching have changed considerably, but the heart of what we do has remained constant. The relationships that our faculty builds with their students take a Castleton education far beyond the goal of merely imparting knowledge and preparing people for jobs. Our faculty are indeed experts in their respective fields, but they seek to produce graduates who will aspire to more than a successful career. In partnership with Castleton’s academic, student life, and athletic staff, they aim to graduate leaders who will make an impact for good on both their local community and the larger world. At Castleton, you will be challenged intellectually by an academic program that expects the best of your effort and energy. You will also become part of a close college community where people care about each other. According to President Dave Wolk, Castleton\\’s students can make a difference in the College before they go out to make a difference in the world.

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