State-by-state look at colleges requiring COVID-19 vaccines

The complete list of higher education institutions mandating vaccination for the fall 2021-22 semester.
By: | June 28, 2021

These are the colleges and universities requiring COVID-19 vaccinations in some form for the start of the 2021-22 academic year. Some are mandating that faculty and students be vaccinated as well, while some are only requiring that students living on campus receive vaccines. Almost all of those listed below are accepting religious and medical exemptions.

(This list is updated as of 2 p.m. EST on July 20)

The latest: A federal judge struck down a lawsuit brought by eight students and ruled in favor of Indiana University in its mandate of COVID vaccinations for students this fall.

Students had said the vaccine requirement violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights, which include informed decisions on medical treatments. But Judge Damon Leichty wrote that the university had a right “to pursue a reasonable and due process of vaccination in the legitimate interest of public health for its students, faculty, and staff.”

“We appreciate the quick and thorough ruling which allows us to focus on a full and safe return,” university spokesman Chuck Carney said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming everyone to our campuses for the fall semester.”

Students said they planned to appeal the ruling.

Though Indiana can mandate vaccines, it will not require students to provide proof, setting up an intriguing fall that also affects many other institutions looking to the fall. One of the big questions: Will surveys and volunteer submissions be enough to make informed decisions when it comes to reopening strategies?

CALIFORNIA: American Jewish University, Cabrillo College, California College of the Arts, California Institute of Technology, California Jazz Conservatory, California Lutheran University, California State University (with FDA approval: Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Chico, Dominguez, East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Maritime Academy, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Polytechnic University at Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos, Stanislaus), Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, Delta College, University of California, Golden Gage University, Harvey Mudd College, Holy Names University, Humboldt State University, Loyola Marymount University, Menlo College, Occidental College, Pepperdine University, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Samuel Merritt University, San Diego Community College District, Santa Clara University, Scripps College, Southwestern College, Stanford University, University of California system (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz), University of the Pacific, University of La Verne, University of San Diego, University of Southern California, Whitter College

COLORADO: Colorado College, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University system (must have FDA approval, Fort Collins, Pueblo), Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Regis University, University of Denver, University of Colorado (Anschutz Medical Campus, Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs), University of Northern Colorado, Western Colorado University

CONNECTICUT: Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, Capital Community College, Central Connecticut State University, Charter Oak State College Online, Eastern Connecticut State University, Gateway Community College, Housatonic Community College, Manchester Community College, Middlesex Community College, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Northwestern CT Community College, Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Southern Connecticut State University, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, Tunxis Community College, Western Connecticut State University), Connecticut College, Post University, Quinnipiac University, Trinity College, University of Connecticut (Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Storrs, Waterbury), University of Hartford, University of New Haven, Wesleyan University, Yale University

DELAWARE: University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Goldey-Beacom College

GEORGIA: Clark Atlanta University, Emory University, Morehouse College, Oxford College, Spelman College

HAWAII: BYU-Hawaii, University of Hawaii (with FDA approval, Hawaii, Honolulu, Kapiolani, Kauai, Leeward, Manoa, Maui, West Oahu, Windward)

ILLINOIS: Columbia College, DePaul University, Dominican University, Elmhurst University, Knox College, Lake Forest College, Lewis University, Loyola University Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago, University of Illinois (Chicago, Springfield, Urbana-Champaign)

INDIANA: Butler University, DePauw University, Holy Cross College, Indiana University (Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, South Bend, East, Northwest, IU-Purdue University Columbus, IU-Purdue University Indianapolis, Southeast. But this requirement does not require physical documentation), St. Mary’s College, University of Notre Dame, Valparaiso University

IOWA: Grinnell College

KENTUCKY: Berea College

LOUISIANA: Dillard University, Loyola University of New Orleans, Tulane University, Xavier University

MAINE: Bates College, Bowdoin College, College of the Atlantic, Husson University, Saint Joseph’s College, University of Maine system (with FDA approval)

MARYLAND: Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Frostburg State University, Hood College, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola Maryland University, McDaniel College, Morgan State University, Mount St. Mary’s University, Salisbury University, St. John’s College at Annapolis, Towson University, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland (College Park, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Global Campus, Eastern Shore, Center for Environmental Science), Washington Adventist University, Washington College

MASSACHUSETTS: American International College, Amherst College, Anna Maria College, Assumption University, Babson College, Bay Path University, Bentley University, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Bridgewater State University, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Curry College, Dean College, Elms College, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Evergreen State College, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, Hampshire College, Harvard University, Lasell University, Lesley University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, MIT, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Mount Holyoke University, New England Conservatory of Music, Northeastern University, Salem State University, Simmons University, Smith College, Springfield College, Stonehill College, Suffolk University, Tufts University, University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell), Westfield State University, Wheaton College, William James College, Williams College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester State University

MICHIGAN: Albion College, Kalamazoo College, Lawrence Technological University, Oakland University, University of Michigan

MINNESOTA: Carleton College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Hamline University, Macalester College, Minnesota College of Art and Design, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Catherine University, St. Olaf College

MISSOURI: Culver Stockton College, Rockhurst University, William Jewell College, Saint Louis University, Washington University

NEBRASKA: Creighton University, Nebraska Wesleyan University, University of Nebraska Medical Center

NEVADA: College of Southern Nevada (with FDA approval), Touro University Nevada, University of Nevada-Las Vegas (with FDA approval), University of Nevada-Reno (with FDA approval)

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Colby-Sawyer College, Dartmouth College, Franklin Pierce University, New England College, Rivier University, Southern New Hampshire University. St. Anselm College

NEW JERSEY: Caldwell University, Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kean University, Monmouth University, Montclair State University, Mount St. Mary’s University, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rider University, Rowan University, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Stockton University, William Paterson University

NEW MEXICO: St. John’s College at Santa Fe

NEW YORK: Alfred University, Bank Street College of Education, Barnard College, Cazenovia College, Clarkson University, Colgate University, College of Mount Saint Vincent, Columbia University, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Cornell University, Five Towns College, Fordham University, Hamilton College, Hartwick College, Hilbert College, Hofstra University, Ithaca College, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Keuka College, Le Moyne College, Manhattan College, Manhattan School of Music, Manhattanville College, Marist College, Nazareth College, New York University, Pace University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Russell Sage College, Sarah Lawrence College, Siena College, Skidmore College (summer only), St. Bonaventure University, St. John Fisher College, St. John’s University, St. Lawrence University, Syracuse University, The New School, Trocaire College, Union College, University of Rochester, Vassar College, Wagner College, Wells College.

City University of New York (pending FDA approval of one vaccine) (Baruch College, Borough of Manhattan CC, Bronx CC, Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, Graduate Center, Graduate School of Public Health and Policy,  School of Labor and Urban Studies, School of Law, School of Professional Studies, Guttman CC, Hostos CC, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Kingsborough CC, LaGuardia CC, Lehman College, Macaulay Honors College, Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology, Queens College, Queensborough Community College, City College of New York, York College).

State University of New York  (pending FDA approval of one vaccine) (Adirondack, University at Albany, Alfred State University, Binghamton University, Bockport, Broome, University at Buffalo, Buffalo State, Canton, Cayuga CC, Clinton CC, Cobleskill, Columbia Greene CC, Cornell University (NY State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Human Ecology, School of Industrial and Labor Relations and College of Veterinary Medicine), Corning, Cortland, Delhi, Downstate, Dutchess CC, Empire, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Erie, Farmingdale State College, Fashion Institute of Technology, Finger Lakes CC, Fredonia, Fulton-Montgomery CC, Genesee CC, Geneseo, Herkimer, Hudson Valley CC, Jamestown CC, Jefferson, Maritime College, Mohawk Valley CC, New Paltz, Niagara County CC, North Country CC, Old Westbury, Oneonta, Onondaga, College of Optometry, Orange, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Purchase College, Rockland CC, Schenectady, Stony Brook University, Suffolk County CC, Sullivan, Polytechnic Institute, Tompkins Cortland CC, Ulster, Upstate Medical University, Westchester CC

NORTH CAROLINA: Bennett College, Brevard College, Duke University, Elon University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lees-McRae College, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Livingstone College, Queens University, Salem College, Shaw University, Union Presbysterian Seminary-Charlotte, Wake Forest University, Warren Wilson College

OHIO: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Kenyon College, Mt. St. Joseph University, Ohio Wesleyan University, The College of Wooster

OREGON: Central Oregon Community College, Eastern Oregon University, Lewis & Clark University, Linfield University, Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Pacific University, Portland State University, University of Oregon, University of Portland, Southern Oregon University, Western Oregon University, Willamette University

PENNSYLVANIA: Allegheny College, Bryn Mawr College, Bucknell University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Dickinson College, Drexel University, Duquesne University, Franklin & Marshall College, Haverford College, Immaculata University, La Salle University, Lehigh University, Mercyhurst University, Muhlenberg University, Neumann University, Point Park University, Rosemont College, St. Joseph’s University, Susquehanna University, Swarthmore College, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Pennsylvania, University of the Sciences, University of Scranton, Ursinus College, Villanova University, Washington & Jefferson College, Widener University, Williamson College of the Trades

RHODE ISLAND: Brown University, Bryant University, Community College of Rhode Island, Johnson & Wales University, New England Institute of Technology, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, University of Rhode Island

SOUTH CAROLINA: Furman University, Wofford College

TENNESSEE: Christian Brothers University, Maryville College, Rhodes College (with FDA approval), Vanderbilt University

TEXAS: Paul Quinn College, Rice University, St. Edward’s University

UTAH: Westminster College

VERMONT: Bennington College, Champlain College, Middlebury College, St. Michael’s College, University of Vermont

VIRGINIA: Bridgewater College, Christopher Newport University, College of William & Mary (with FDA approval), Eastern Mennonite University, Hampton University, Hollins University, James Madison University, Mary Baldwin University, Marymount University, Radford University, Randolph College, Randolph-Macon College, Roanoke College, Sweet Briar College, Union Presbyterian Seminary, University of Lynchburg, University of Richmond (with FDA approval), University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Tech University, Virginia Wesleyan University, Washington & Lee University

WASHINGTON: Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Evergreen State College, Gonzaga University, Heritage University, Pacific Lutheran, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, University of Puget Sound, University of Washington (Tacoma, Bothell, Seattle), Washington State University, Wenatchee Valley College, Western Washington University, Whitman College, Whitworth University

WASHINGTON, D.C.: American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Trinity Washington University, University of the District of Columbia

WEST VIRGINIA: Bethany College, University of Charleston

WISCONSIN: Beloit College, Carthage College, Lawrence University, Marquette University

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