Vermont, the Green Mountain State, is known for its high quality colleges and universities. As for public schools, the state funds six schools of higher education. The largest of these is the University of Vermont, which enrols 13,000 students. Many smaller private colleges are based here too. Among these are several liberal arts colleges known for their progressive student populations, a top-ranking law school, and America’s oldest military college. Vermont is also home to two colleges that exclusively serve students with learning disabilities.
Compare the choices with our college search tool. You can sort the list of Vermont colleges according to price, admission rate and other college statistics. Vermont takes pride in its higher education opportunities. Here are some useful and interesting facts about Vermont colleges and education more generally.
- Of all the states, Vermont has the highest number of high school teachers per capita and the third-highest number of librarians per capita.
- Vermont high school students can each earn up to 30 college credits tuition-free. Vermont state colleges offer courses online, on weekends and in other ways to make learning convenient.
- Vermont Technical College has a 96% placement rate. Almost every graduate moves on to a career or advanced education.
- If a program of study isn’t available in Vermont, a Vermont resident can attend another New England school with that program and receive a tuition discount. The states included in this Regional Student Program are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
- The idea of college electives stems from the work of George Perkins Marsh and John Dewey, two educators and researchers affiliated with Vermont.
- The smallest college in Vermont, Sterling College, has just 98 students. Their focus is environmental studies.
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Among ranked National Universities, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2019–2020 school year was $41,426 at private colleges, $11,260 for state residents at public colleges and $27,120 for out-of-state students at state schools, according to data reported to U.S. News in an annual survey.
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