Association of Vermont Independent Colleges
Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC) is a member organization dedicated to serving the interests of higher education in Vermont. Comprising 19 private higher education institutions located in Vermont, AVIC works to inform both decision-makers and the public about the role that independent colleges and universities can play in the future of Vermont and the nation.
AVIC members typically support cooperative endeavors that no single institution could accomplish itself and that are designed to benefit member institutions as well as students and their families. AVIC’s mission is also to ensure that students have the information and resources they need to attend college and to help attract those who will contribute to the state’s future workforce as well as the economic, civic, and cultural life of Vermont.
AVIC members include Bennington College, Burlington College, Champlain College, College of St. Joseph, Goddard College, Green Mountain College, Landmark College, Marlboro College, Middlebury College, New England Culinary Institute, Norwich University Saint Michael's College, SIT, Southern Vermont College, Sterling College,Vermont College of Fine Arts, Vermont Law School, and Associate Members, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science, and Union Institute and University.
The current President is Susan Stitely. AVIC institutions enroll over 18,000 students, and issue fifty-one percent college degrees in Vermont.