Mission Statement: The College of St. Joseph is an independent Catholic college that educates men and women of varied faiths and backgrounds for lives of continuing personal and professional growth, intellectual development, and service to the community. About Us: The College of St. Joseph is a Catholic college that found its beginning in 1956 with the Sisters of St. Joseph. Our college stands on a 117-acre wooded campus at the edge of Rutland, VT, a charming city in the heart of the Green Mountains. Our students have access to the best Vermont has to offer. Look for yourself!