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18 Colleges
10,896 Yearly Graduations
$119,515 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$36,352 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2018, 10,896 students received a degree from a college in Vermont, making it rank #48 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $29,879 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $35,108 a year.

An estimated 62% of college students in Vermont take out loans, with the average loan amount being $9,088 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont
Public Public vs. Private
3,039 Yearly Degrees
$11,952 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,119 a year. UVM has a 1.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UVM is $37,100.

#2

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,589 Yearly Degrees
$14,310 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,749 students at Champlain in total, 2,603 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Champlain, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,368 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Champlain is $38,800.

#3

Norwich University

Northfield, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,309 Yearly Degrees
$17,710 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Norwich University is 4,100, of which 2,542 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

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

Roughly 73% of students at Norwich take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,721 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $41,900 during the early-career years.

#4

Middlebury College

Middlebury, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
979 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,591 students at Middlebury in total, 2,528 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Middlebury. The freshman retention rate is 96%.

Only 17% of students who apply get accepted. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

Roughly 26% of students at Middlebury take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,024 a year. 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 from Middlebury with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Saint Michael's College

Colchester, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
661 Yearly Degrees
$10,620 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

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

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,532 a year. Saint Michael’s has a 3.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Saint Michael’s with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $40,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Johnson State College

Johnson, Vermont
Public Public vs. Private
593 Yearly Degrees
$10,584 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,552 students at Johnson State College in total, 882 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Johnson State College, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

Roughly 79% of students at Johnson State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,178 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Johnson State College is $28,000.

#7

Community College of Vermont

Montpelier, Vermont
Public Public vs. Private
513 Yearly Degrees

There are 5,504 students at CCV in total, 811 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 31% of students at CCV take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,498 a year. 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’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,800 during the early-career years.

#8

Vermont Technical College

Randolph, Vermont
Public Public vs. Private
449 Yearly Degrees
$13,032 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 958 full-time undergraduates at Vermont Tech, and 1,616 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Vermont Tech is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Of the accepted students, 73% are men and 27% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $10,667 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,000 during the early-career years.

#9

Castleton University

Castleton, Vermont
Public Public vs. Private
443 Yearly Degrees
$11,250 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,590 full-time undergraduates at Castleton, and 2,141 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Castleton is 4.4 years.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Around 50% of accepted students are men, and 50% are women.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,604 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,000 during the early-career years.

#10

Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
255 Yearly Degrees
$23,500 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 851 students at Bennington in total, 724 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Bennington, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 54% of students at Bennington take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,595 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,100 during the early-career years.

#11

Vermont Law School

South Royalton, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
239 Yearly Degrees
$40,345 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#12

Goddard College

Plainfield, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
196 Yearly Degrees
$18,842 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Goddard College is 496, of which 173 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 75% of students at Goddard College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,863 a year. Goddard College has a 4.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Goddard College is $22,900.

#13

Vermont College of Fine Arts

Montpelier, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
178 Yearly Degrees
$26,680 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#14

SIT Graduate Institute

Brattleboro, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
165 Yearly Degrees
$40,554 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The student loan default rate of 2.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#15

New England Culinary Institute

Montpelier, Vermont
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
115 Yearly Degrees

There are 144 students at New England Culinary Institute in total, 104 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

79% of New England Culinary Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $18,204 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,200 during the early-career years.

#15

Landmark College

Putney, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
115 Yearly Degrees

There are 361 full-time undergraduates at Landmark College, and 461 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Landmark College. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Around 64% of accepted students are men, and 36% are women.

Approximately 51% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,549 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Landmark College is $19,300.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees
$23,820 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 3 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 6.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Marlboro College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Sterling College

Craftsbury Common, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
27 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Sterling College is 154, of which 120 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Sterling undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,309 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,500 during the early-career years.

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