Top 2020 Colleges in Vermont

Vermont's 22 Colleges and Universities

Colleges in Vermont are near the city of Burlington and spread throughout the state. There are small liberal arts schools to University of Vermont which is the only state research university. Let’s look at some NCES stats about the "Green Mountain State":

  • Vermont is home to 19 four year colleges. There are only 4 public state universities.
  • There are 3 two year or less colleges. Only 1 of them is a public community college.
  • Over the past 5 years, Vermont has seen a small 1.9% drop in students. In 2017, 43,855 students were enrolled in college.
  • In total, 10,322 degrees were awarded for the 2016 - 2017 school year. Thus, about 62% of those awards were bachelor's degrees.

Salary Breakdown

According to the College Scorecard alums from Middlebury College earn the highest average salary. 10 years after graduating, the average salary is about $75,400. Meanwhile, the 2017 mean annual wage in Vermont is $50,150. You do the math!

Vermont's Tuition Programs

Vermont participates in the New England Regional Student Program (RSP) and allows New England residents to enroll at out-of-state NE public universities at reduced costs. In 2018-2019, student saved an average of $7,900. In 2019 over 8,000 students have saved $54.2 million through the RSP program. Other participating states are Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Vermont offers a 529 savings plan called Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan. There are tax advantages such as tax-free investments that grows over time and qualified withdrawals are tax-free. The state will offer a state income tax credit of 10% of the first $2,500 investment. Your funds can cover tuition, books, fees, room and board. It's a great way to invest and save up for college!

Top Colleges in Vermont

Top Vermont colleges ranked by total number of students.

University of Vermont, Burlington VT
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$18,276 / $42,516
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$7,120 / $14,090
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Champlain College, Burlington VT
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Norwich University, Northfield VT
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Middlebury College, Middlebury VT
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All Colleges in Vermont

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Source for school statistics and data is the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

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