Mansfield Hall is an innovative college support program for students with disabilities who have the academic potential to be successful in college, but need additional individualized supports to realize their possibilities. Our mission is to empower students with various disabilities to successfully earn a college degree, develop authentic living skills, and transition to a productive career and independent lifestyle.

Mansfield Hall: College for Students with Learning Difficulties

Learning. Living. Giving. Engaging.

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds, but have one thing in common: the desire to lead an independent and meaningful life. We work with students who have the capacity for college study, but still need to develop their adaptive skills to reach their true potential. This may include students who have learning disabilities, mild autism, Asperger’s syndrome, nonverbal learning disabilities, ADHD, executive functioning impairments, and other students with unique characteristics that may pose challenges in the transition to college.

Mansfield Hall is located in two of the most amazing cities in the nation. Mansfield Hall – Burlington is located in the heart of Burlington, Vermont, recently rated the “Happiest Small City” in the country, by CBS News.


Mansfield Hall – Madison is located in the Mansion Hill District of Madison, Wisconsin, recently awarded the 2015 Best Place to Live in the Country. Both locations allow our students, attending any of the nearby two- and four-year colleges, to become a part of the larger collegiate community. Both Burlington, VT and Madison, WI provide the perfect environment for successful transitioning to adulthood.


The experience of successfully learning, living, giving, and engaging — of doing the work of an independent and contributing adult — is the powerful teacher that enables our students to realize their possibilities.