Vetter Senior Living Community Partnership

Clarkson College is proud to partner with Vetter Senior Living, the region's premiere provider of residential and therapeutic services for the aging population. 

Vetter Senior Living embodies their mission of Dignity in Life through building meaningful relationships with residents, families and staff. Their goals and vision align closely with the Clarkson College Values and Mission to prepare students to provide high quality, ethical and compassionate health care services.

We are excited to partner in offering benefits including a scholarship to all eligible Vetter Senior Living employees, spouses and their dependent children. Earning your degree at Clarkson College offers you the opportunity to further your education at a nationally recognized institution with high quality faculty, relevant coursework and award-winning online education. This is truly a partnership, a joint belief in you and your potential, and we are eager to help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to advance your career


  • All Vetter Senior Living employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children (23 years old or younger) are eligible for a Community Scholarship:
    • Bachelor's degree -- Approximately $28,000 over four years
    • Associate's degree -- Approximately $14,000 over two years
  • All applicants who meet admissions qualifications and are seeking enrollment in our online programs will be accepted. Preference will be given to applicants enrolling in our on-campus programs through additional points on their application.
  • Participants are eligible to apply for Clarkson College academic scholarships and Financial Aid. Learn more.
  • Graduates will have the opportunity to gain salary and advancement potential at Vetter Senior Living.

Scholarships are renewable for up to two years for an associate’s degree and four years for a bachelor’s degree, provided satisfactory academic progress and good standing are maintained, as outlined by Clarkson College policies. Awards are applied to tuition only. All scholarship totals listed are calculated at the maximum lifetime amount of each. This scholarship award is in addition to your financial aid award package. The Clarkson College Commitment to Excellence Scholarship, Founders’ Scholarship, and Community Scholarship may not be used in conjunction.

“This educational partnership expansion evolved because of the connectedness of our organizations’ missions and values and our shared dedication to living those values. Clarkson College and Vetter Senior Living are committed to quality experiences, excellence, teamwork and integrity, and we look forward to this partnership as we continue to serve our students, their residents and employees, and the community at large.”

Vice President of Academics Affairs Dr. Andreia Nebel

Explore our Programs

Certificate in Gerontology

Hone your skills as a caregiver for the aging population and develop skills to play an integral role in enhancing the quality of life of older adults. Learn more.

  • Complete coursework online
  • Enroll part- or full-time, year-round
  • Use work experience to fulfill fieldwork requirements
  • Median Salary: $47,000
  • Job Outlook: Occupations related to gerontology are expected to grow at a rate of 17%.
  • Program Length: 3–4 semesters

Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health

Expand your knowledge of health-related fields and prepare to serve diverse populations in a variety of settings with your Bachelor’s degree in Community Health. Learn more.

  • Choose from concentrations in Gerontology, Human Services, Public Health, Women’s Health and Healthcare Business
  • Enroll part- or full-time, year-round
  • Complete 135-hour fieldwork requirements in your area of interest.
  • Median Salary: $47,000
  • Job Outlook: Employment of community health workers is growing at a rate of 21%.
  • Program Length: 3–5 semesters (with an Associates degree) or 12 semesters (first-time college students)


Advance your nursing education and career by earning your Bachelor’s degree to become a registered nurse. Learn more.

  • Complete coursework on-campus and online
  • Enroll part- or full-time
  • Begin courses in the fall, spring or summer
  • Median Salary: $63,568
  • Job Outlook: Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 12% through 2028.
  • Program Length: 6 semesters


Build upon your skills as a registered nurse and earn your Bachelor’s degree to help you advance within the nursing field. Learn more.

  • Complete coursework online
  • Enroll part- or full-time
  • Begin courses in the fall, spring or summer
  • Median Salary: $63,568
  • Job Outlook: Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 12% through 2028.
  • Program Length: 2-6 semesters


Clarkson College also offers Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) courses through its Professional Development office. Professional Development courses are not eligible for the tuition discount. Learn more.

If interested in other opportunities available to you, your reduced tuition rate applies to all undergraduate and graduate programs: Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography/Medical Imaging, Healthcare Business, Health Information Technology, Healthcare Education & Leadership, and Graduate Nursing.

How to Apply

Take the first step toward your new path in health care and apply today. Use the application waiver code VetterAtClarkson to waive the $35 application fee.