Best Colleges in Vermont

Mountains of Opportunity

The Green Mountain State has even more fun than foliage

It’s no wonder so many Hollywood scenes take place in the beautiful setting of Vermont. Hidden away in the Northeast, this Green Mountain State is a must when considering colleges. Vermont has 23 colleges and universities, with student faculty ratios as low as 8:1 for intimate learning.* Vermont was voted 2nd for most peaceful place to live* and has a low 3.7% unemployment rate with plenty of industries to explore. Government, real estate, healthcare, retail, finance, and insurance are a few of the popular industries you can look toward after graduation, and a business degree would serve you well. Keurig Green Mountain, Burton Snowboards, and Ben & Jerry’s are a few of the companies headquartered in this dreamy landscape where you could start your career.

And regardless of your future dreams, you’ll have an unbelievable time venturing through Vermont. As the healthiest state in the U.S. for 4 straight years, you can be sure to stay in shape. Between the swimming, biking, boating, hiking, and hitting the slopes, you’ll be looking for time to study. When the sun goes down or the temperature drops, you’re still in luck with live music, theater, and art galleries. If you’re looking for a small-town feel with all the amenities and sophistication of the big cities, come to Vermont for your higher education.

*vermont.org *United Health Foundation *Wikipedia, “Companies based in Vermont” *College Navigator

Best Four Year Universities in Vermont

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Middlebury College Middlebury, VT

Middlebury College offers 120 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a far away town. In 2015, 1,102 students graduated with students earning 879 Bachelor's degrees, 216 Master's degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
2 University of Vermont Burlington, VT

University of Vermont offers 234 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 3,270 students graduated with students earning 2,602 Bachelor's degrees, 379 Master's degrees, 258 Doctoral degrees, and 31 Certificates degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
3 Champlain College Burlington, VT

Champlain College offers 102 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a small city. In 2015, 860 students graduated with students earning 524 Bachelor's degrees, 160 Certificates degrees, 133 Master's degrees, and 43 Associate's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
4 Norwich University Northfield, VT

Norwich University offers 63 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a far away town. In 2015, 1,400 students graduated with students earning 702 Master's degrees, 693 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Certificates degrees.

5 Saint Michael's College Colchester, VT

Saint Michael's College offers 81 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 628 students graduated with students earning 559 Bachelor's degrees, 66 Master's degrees, and 3 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
6 Castleton University Castleton, VT

Castleton University offers 74 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a far away town. In 2015, 483 students graduated with students earning 370 Bachelor's degrees, 80 Associate's degrees, and 33 Master's degrees.

7 Johnson State College Johnson, VT

Johnson State College offers 65 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a far away rural. In 2015, 426 students graduated with students earning 345 Bachelor's degrees, 70 Master's degrees, 6 Associate's degrees, and 5 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
8 Lyndon State College Lyndonville, VT

Lyndon State College offers 57 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 324 students graduated with students earning 276 Bachelor's degrees, 34 Associate's degrees, and 14 Master's degrees.

9 Bennington College Bennington, VT

Bennington College offers 209 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a far away town. In 2015, 273 students graduated with students earning 224 Bachelor's degrees, 39 Master's degrees, and 10 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 Green Mountain College Poultney, VT

Green Mountain College offers 43 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a far away rural. In 2015, 181 students graduated with students earning 121 Bachelor's degrees, 60 Master's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Vermont

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Community College of Vermont Winooski, VT

Community College of Vermont offers 32 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 597 students graduated with students earning 522 Associate's degrees, and 75 Certificates degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Middlebury College Middlebury College Middlebury, VT
5/5
9 : 1 2,558
University of Vermont University of Vermont Burlington, VT
4/5
11 : 1 12,815
Champlain College Champlain College Burlington, VT
5/5
19 : 1 4,006
Norwich University Norwich University Northfield, VT
5/5
18 : 1 3,870
Saint Michael's College Saint Michael's College Colchester, VT
5/5
17 : 1 2,367
Castleton University Castleton University Castleton, VT
3/5
16 : 1 2,246
Johnson State College Johnson State College Johnson, VT
3/5
19 : 1 1,514
Lyndon State College Lyndon State College Lyndonville, VT
3/5
17 : 1 1,266
Bennington College Bennington College Bennington, VT
5/5
11 : 1 801
Green Mountain College Green Mountain College Poultney, VT
5/5
18 : 1 864
Vermont Technical College Vermont Technical College Randolph Center, VT
3/5
15 : 1 1,559
Southern Vermont College Southern Vermont College Bennington, VT
4/5
16 : 1 475
Community College of Vermont Community College of Vermont Winooski, VT
2/5
30 : 1 5,983
Advanced Welding Institute Advanced Welding Institute South Burlington, VT 5 : 1 25
Marlboro College Marlboro College Marlboro, VT
5/5
6 : 1 189
College of St Joseph College of St Joseph Rutland, VT
4/5
14 : 1 327
Sterling College Sterling College Craftsbury Common, VT
5/5
7 : 1 117
O'Briens Aveda Institute O'Briens Aveda Institute South Burlington, VT 2 : 1 36
Landmark College Landmark College Putney, VT
5/5
6 : 1 466
New England Culinary Institute New England Culinary Institute Montpelier, VT 19 : 1 379
Goddard College Goddard College Plainfield, VT
4/5
13 : 1 512
Vermont Law School Vermont Law School South Royalton, VT 10 : 1 583
SIT Graduate Institute SIT Graduate Institute Brattleboro, VT 18 : 1 358
Vermont College of Fine Arts Vermont College of Fine Arts Montpelier, VT 14 : 1 366
Marlboro College Graduate & Professional Studies Marlboro College Graduate & Professional Studies Brattleboro, VT 9 : 1 90

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