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26 Colleges in Vermont

So you want to attend college in Vermont?

If you are a native or a Vermont implant, there are plenty reasons that you may want to attend college at home, ranging from local friends to the comfort of having family nearby.

Top Schools

The Vermont schools with the best nationwide ranking in 2010 were:

  1. Middlebury College - located in Middlebury, it was ranked 16th in the nation
  2. University of Vermont - located in Burlington, it was ranked 25th in the nation
  3. Saint Michael's College - located in Colchester, it was ranked 31st in the nation

 

Programs Offered

Nearly 61.8% of Vermont's 173,173 students are enrolled in one of the 383 bachelor's degree programs offered in the state. Another 16.5% of students are enrolled in one of Vermont's 102 certificate or associate's degree programs. The remaining 21.8% of Vermont college students are pursuing graduate-level degrees from one of Vermont's 135 master's or Ph.D. level programs.

In Vermont, the most popular courses of study are:

  1. Science - 8% of students graduated from science programs
  2. Business - 7% of students graduated from business programs
  3. Business Administration - 6% of students graduated from business administration programs

Tuition

In 2011, the average cost of in-state tuition at Vermont schools was $15,343 per year. The highest tuition being charged at a Vermont schools was $48,000 per year and the lowest was $5,020 per year. The highest tuition rates in Vermont were charged at the following schools in 2011:

  1. Landmark College - located in Putney, it charged students a tuition of $48,000 per year
  2. Bennington College - located in Bennington, it charged students a tuition of $41,350 per year
  3. Marlboro College - located in Marlboro, it charged students a tuition of $35,120 per year

The Vermont state schools with the lowest tuition were:

  1. Community College of Vermont - located in Montpelier, it charged students a tuition of $5,020 per year
  2. Johnson State College - located in Johnson, it charged students a tuition of $8,989 per year
  3. Lyndon State College - located in Lyndonville, it charged students a tuition of $9,096 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Vermont received $104,385,049 in financial aid in 2008. Approximately 82% of this was in the form of institutional grants or scholarships. In 2008, students at the following Vermont colleges and universities received the highest amount of institutional financial aid:

Vermont Student Demographics

Vermont colleges and universities have an average student population of 1,705 students. All but one school has a population of under 10,000 students. The Vermont schools with the most number of students enrolled in 2010 were:

  1. University of Vermont - located in Burlington, it had 13,391 students
  2. Community College of Vermont - located in Montpelier, it had 6,299 students
  3. Norwich University - located in Northfield, it had 3,378 students

The Vermont colleges and universities with the smallest student population were:

  1. Burlington Technical Center - located in Burlington, it had 7 students
  2. O'Briens Aveda Institute - located in South Burlington, it had 29 students
  3. Marlboro College Graduate School - located in Brattleboro, it had 73 students

Graduation Rates

In 2010, Vermont schools graduated 16,817 students. In 2010, the graduation rates were highest at the following Vermont colleges and universities:

  1. Burlington Technical Center - located in Burlington, it had a graduation rate of 94%
  2. Middlebury College - located in Middlebury, it had a graduation rate of 92%
  3. The Salon Professional Academy - located in Williston, it had a graduation rate of 90%

The Vermont colleges and universities with the lowest graduation rates were:

  1. Community College of Vermont - located in Montpelier, it had a graduation rate of 12%
  2. Landmark College - located in Putney, it had a graduation rate of 18%
  3. Johnson State College - located in Johnson, it had a graduation rate of 31%

Diversity

Overall, Vermont schools do not have a very diverse student population, with an average of 18% of undergraduate students identifying themselves to be from a racial or ethnic minority background in 2009. About 57% of undergraduates at Vermont colleges and universities were female. Approximately 23% of Vermont students were older than 24 years of age in 2009. The most diverse student populations were at the following Vermont institutions:

  1. Vermont College of Fine Arts - located in Montpelier, 71% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. School for International Training - located in Brattleboro, 49% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. Champlain College - located in Burlington, 45% of students were from minority backgrounds

Vermont Faculty Demographics

Like the students at Vermont schools, the faculty at Vermont colleges and universities is not also diverse. In 2009, there were a total of 8,356 faculty members employed by Vermont colleges and universities. Approximately 28% of them were from an ethnically-diverse background. At Vermont colleges and universities, for every 1 male faculty, there were 1 female faculty.

Faculty to Student Ratio

In 2009, on average for every 100 students, there were 15 faculty at Vermont schools. The schools with the largest number of faculty for each student in Vermont were:

  1. O'Briens Aveda Institute
  2. Burlington Technical Center
  3. The Salon Professional Academy

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 9,160 $25,970 $25,000 -7.6%
2
Registered Nurses+ 5,980 $63,210 $67,720 7.6%
3
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 5,410 $29,400 $32,000 16.1%
4
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 5,190 $34,320 $35,340 -9.1%
5
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 4,060 $52,750 $54,330 0.5%
6
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 3,850 $42,390 $45,860 0.3%
7
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 2,990 $25,100 $25,140 3.5%
8
General and Operations Managers+ 2,840 $101,010 $113,100 55.2%
9
Accountants and Auditors+ 2,630 $66,250 $68,960 5.6%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 2,600 $43,880 $39,890 10.2%
11
Carpenters+ 2,490 $39,330 $43,890 -29.9%
12
Cooks, Restaurant+ 2,360 $25,350 $23,260 22.9%
13
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 2,260 $49,980 $50,770 1.3%
14
Office Clerks, General+ 2,040 $27,380 $28,240 -51.3%
15
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 1,780 $34,650 $38,200 -12.7%
16
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 1,730 $31,240 $30,100 -36.9%
17
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 1,510 $40,630 $43,850 31.3%
18
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 1,470 $41,800 $41,360 -1.3%
19
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 1,430 $54,250 $54,880 -9.5%
20
Construction Laborers+ 1,340 $29,680 $33,590 -8.2%
21
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 1,320 $59,560 $62,260 -6.4%
22
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 1,240 $43,220 $55,620 0.8%
23
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other+ 1,160 $64,840 $71,280 1188.9%
24
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 1,140 $26,470 $24,180 -13.0%
25
Lawyers+ 1,120 $92,930 $129,440 6.7%
26
Home Health Aides+ 1,090 $26,180 $21,760
27
Coaches and Scouts+ 1,080 $32,900 $35,950 83.1%
28
Electricians+ 970 $41,970 $51,810 -27.1%
29
Security Guards+ 970 $27,340 $26,870 -3.0%
30
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 920 $33,220 $33,270 -36.6%
31
Software Developers, Applications+ 910 $77,150 $90,410
32
Rehabilitation Counselors+ 900 $35,880 $35,850 400.0%
33
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 860 $30,620 $29,200 43.3%
34
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other+ 850 $188,030 $180,870 80.9%
35
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers+ 850 $36,410 $41,880 60.4%
36
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School+ 780 $83,680 $89,990 6.8%
37
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 770 $42,950 $50,360 -23.0%
38
Medical Secretaries+ 770 $31,590 $31,820 2.7%
39
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers+ 750 $39,050 $44,860 23.0%
40
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 730 $101,640 $93,670 82.5%
41
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists+ 730 $31,150 $26,510 -3.9%
42
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School+ 710 $53,330 $55,220 4.4%
43
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors+ 710 $51,900 $55,970 -7.8%
44
Cooks, Short Order+ 680 $25,330 $21,030 -25.3%
45
Bakers+ 660 $26,120 $25,350 -35.3%
46
Management Analysts+ 650 $75,640 $87,260 41.3%
47
Medical Assistants+ 640 $31,380 $29,760 39.1%
48
Paralegals and Legal Assistants+ 640 $42,580 $49,640 45.5%
49
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors+ 640 $29,230 $35,920 1.6%
50
Financial Managers+ 640 $105,360 $116,970 -13.5%