Shepherds College is the nation's leading post-secondary school created with the learning needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in mind.
When you learn in an environment designed specifically for you, you thrive.
Shepherds College is an accredited, non-degree-granting institution designed specifically for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Throughout the three years at Shepherds College, students will be equipped to reach Appropriate Independence through the development of vocational, social, and life skills. We offer certificates of completion in three immersive occupational majors. Find out which one is right for you!
Quick facts about Shepherds College
Gainful Employment Rate
The future is bright for Shepherds College alumni. They leave our school with a certificate of completion in either Culinary Arts, Horticulture, or Technology, a complete resume, and skills to help them achieve lives of Appropriate Independence™. They’ve found purpose and gained confidence. Over 60% of our graduates are living independently with support, and 80% are employed shortly after graduation.
"I finally have hope that I can have a future that fits me. I can see myself moving out of my parent’s house because I’m learning skills to help me be independent. I can see myself even caring for a dog – a German Shepherd. And I can see myself working at a job in the tech field, a job I would actually enjoy doing!”
Finding Hope. Fulfilling Dreams.
Impacting Lives Together