CRAFTSBURY COMMON — Sterling College has again earned the STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), measures and recognizes sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Sterling has achieved and maintained a STARS Gold Rating since 2015.
In the 2021 STARS assessment, Sterling earned its highest points in the academic categories of curriculum and research. Sterling offers majors in ecology, sustainable agriculture and food systems, environmental humanities and outdoor education. With ecology as the foundation of Sterling’s degree programs, the college prepares students to make real change using nature as the measure in the communities of their choosing.