Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College is the leading voice in higher education for environmental stewardship and rural place-based education.
The College was among the first colleges in the United States to focus on sustainability through academic majors in Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, and Outdoor Education. Students can also choose to design their own major, like Agroecology, Environmental Justice, Conservation Education, and International Agriculture and Business.
Sterling College was one of the first liberal arts colleges in the world to focus exclusively on environmental stewardship education. Sterling is home to the School of the New American Farmstead and the Wendell Berry Farming Program, and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.