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Colleges in Vermont

24 colleges
12,080 yearly degrees
$21,828 average yearly in-state tuition
$31,397 average 4-year student loan

There are fewer schools than is typical in this state, but students should remember quality is more important than quantity. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Vermont is $21,828, while the average out-of-state tuition is $24,774.

About 67% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $7,849.

Below is a listing of the most popular colleges in Vermont sorted by largest school to smallest:

#1

University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont
Public public vs private
3,040 yearly awards
$18,877 net cost

There are approximately 13,340 students at UVM in total, 10,395 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at UVM. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly, 54% of students at UVM take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $9,180. UVM has a 1.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from UVM is $47,300.

#2

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
1,970 yearly awards
$34,755 net cost

There are 2,603 full-time undergraduates at Champlain, and 4,749 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Champlain. The freshman retention rate is 79%.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

68% of Champlain students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $9,482. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

$45,400 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Champlain earns.

#3

Norwich University

Northfield, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
1,310 yearly awards
$22,438 net cost

The total student population at Norwich University is 4,100, of which 2,542 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Norwich undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 65% of students who apply get accepted. Around 68% of accepted students are men, and 32% are women.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $9,223. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Norwich earns $53,700.

#4

Middlebury College

Middlebury, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
980 yearly awards
$26,075 net cost

The total student population at Middlebury College is 2,591, of which 2,528 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 17%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

Roughly, 26% of students at Middlebury take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $6,508. Middlebury has a 1.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate for Middlebury with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $58,200 after graduation.

#5

Saint Michael's College

Colchester, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
660 yearly awards
$30,142 net cost

There are approximately 2,077 students at Saint Michael’s in total, 1,766 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Saint Michael’s undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

85% of students who apply get accepted. Around 46% of accepted students are men, and 54% are women.

64% of Saint Michael’s students take out loans to afford college costs. Most of these students take out loans totaling $9,149. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $50,800.

#6

Johnson State College

Johnson, Vermont
Public public vs private
600 yearly awards
$15,018 net cost

There are 882 full-time undergraduates at Johnson State College, and 1,552 students altogether. It takes the average Johnson State College undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $7,934. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average.

Students who graduate for Johnson State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,200 after graduation.

#7

Community College of Vermont

Montpelier, Vermont
Public public vs private
590 yearly awards
$11,012 net cost

There are 811 full-time undergraduates at CCV, and 5,504 students altogether.

Roughly, 20% of students at CCV take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,176. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $28,800.

#8

Vermont Technical College

Randolph, Vermont
Public public vs private
590 yearly awards
$19,750 net cost

The total student population at Vermont Technical College is 1,616, of which 958 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 63%. Around 73% of accepted students are men, and 27% are women.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical loan amount is $9,498. Vermont Tech has a 5.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

$45,000 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from Vermont Tech earns.

#9

Castleton University

Castleton, Vermont
Public public vs private
440 yearly awards
$17,215 net cost

There are approximately 2,141 students at Castleton in total, 1,590 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Castleton undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

78% of Castleton students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $9,413. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Castleton earns $37,900.

#10

Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
260 yearly awards
$29,815 net cost

The total student population at Bennington College is 851, of which 724 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Bennington undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 57%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $6,913. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Bennington is $29,500.

#11

Vermont Law School

South Royalton, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
240 yearly awards
$ net cost

There are approximately 632 students at VLS in total, of which are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, % of students at VLS take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from VLS is $76,700.

#12

Goddard College

Plainfield, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
200 yearly awards
$20,392 net cost

There are 173 full-time undergraduates at Goddard College, and 496 students altogether. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Virtually everyone who applies to this school gets in. Around 0% of accepted students are men, and 100% are women.

67% of Goddard College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $8,583. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for Goddard College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,400 after graduation.

#13

Green Mountain College

Poultney, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
200 yearly awards
$21,193 net cost

There are approximately 724 students at Green Mountain College in total, 447 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Green Mountain College undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 86% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $8,070. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $30,300.

#14

Vermont College of Fine Arts

Montpelier, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
180 yearly awards
$ net cost

There are full-time undergraduates at VCFA, and 388 students altogether.

% of VCFA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of these loans is $. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from VCFA earns $0.

#15

SIT Graduate Institute

Brattleboro, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
170 yearly awards
$ net cost

The total student population at SIT Graduate Institute is 257, of which students are full-time undergraduates.

Roughly, % of students at SIT take out loans to pay for college. The typical loan amount is $. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

$44,700 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from SIT earns.

#16

New England Culinary Institute

Montpelier, Vermont
Private for-profit public vs private
140 yearly awards
$21,769 net cost

There are 104 full-time undergraduates at New England Culinary Institute, and 144 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at New England Culinary Institute. The freshman retention rate is 82%.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $7,982. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from New England Culinary Institute earns $37,600.

#17

Landmark College

Putney, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
120 yearly awards
$41,405 net cost

The total student population at Landmark College is 461, of which 361 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Landmark College. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone: It has an acceptance rate of 58%. Around 64% of accepted students are men, and 36% are women.

41% of Landmark College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $5,480. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $23,600.

#18

Marlboro College

Marlboro, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
100 yearly awards
$17,636 net cost

There are approximately 185 students at Marlboro in total, 178 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Marlboro undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

97% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly, 71% of students at Marlboro take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $5,603. Marlboro has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The average earnings of bachelor-degree holders from Marlboro is $27,600.

#19

College of St Joseph

Rutland, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
90 yearly awards
$18,622 net cost

The total student population at College of St Joseph is 334, of which 199 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 46% are men and 54% are women.

Roughly, 98% of students at CSJ take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of these loans is $6,111. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for CSJ with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,700 after graduation.

#20

Southern Vermont College

Bennington, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
80 yearly awards
$22,893 net cost

There are approximately 361 students at SVC in total, 339 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average SVC undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 92% of the students who attend this school take out loans. Most of these students take out loans totaling $10,817. SVC has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

$34,200 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from SVC earns.

#21

Advanced Welding Institute

South Burlington, Vermont
Private for-profit public vs private
60 yearly awards
$17,922 net cost

There are 42 full-time undergraduates at AWI, and 42 students altogether. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

70% of AWI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $8,641. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

$0 is the average amount a bachelor-degree holder from AWI earns.

#22

O'Briens Aveda Institute

Williston, Vermont
Private for-profit public vs private
40 yearly awards
$13,632 net cost

The total student population at O’Briens Aveda Institute is 41, of which 41 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of these loans is $8,646. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 24.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%!

Students who graduate for O’Briens Aveda Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,200 after graduation.

Private not-for-profit public vs private
30 yearly awards
$ net cost

There are approximately 51 students at Marlboro College in total, of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has an admirable student-to-faculty ratio of 3 to 1.

% of Marlboro College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical loan amount is $. Marlboro College has a 6.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The typical graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Marlboro College earns $27,600.

#24

Sterling College

Craftsbury Common, Vermont
Private not-for-profit public vs private
30 yearly awards
$34,368 net cost

There are 120 full-time undergraduates at Sterling, and 154 students altogether. It takes the average Sterling undergraduate about 4 years to complete their degree.

94% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 55% are men and 44% are women.

Roughly, 67% of students at Sterling take out loans to pay for college. Most of these students take out loans totaling $4,577. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor-degree holder from this school earns $0.

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