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20 Colleges
11,482 Yearly Graduations
$121,307 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$36,094 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Vermont is ranked #50 in the country with 11,482 degrees handed out in 2019. Vermont colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $30,327 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $35,348 per year.

An estimated 63% of college students in Vermont take out loans, with the average loan amount being $9,024 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont
Public Public vs. Private
3,538 Yearly Degrees
$12,294 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 10,395 full-time undergraduates at UVM, and 13,340 students altogether. It takes the average UVM undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. 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 student loan amount is $9,119 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UVM with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,800 Yearly Degrees
$14,310 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. 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 student loans is $9,368 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.2% 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
1,237 Yearly Degrees
$17,904 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,100 students at Norwich in total, 2,542 of which 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.

73% of Norwich students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $10,721 a year. Norwich has a 4.3% 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 Norwich is $41,900.

#4

Middlebury College

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

The total student population at Middlebury College is 2,591, of which 2,528 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Middlebury is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 17% of students getting accepted. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 51% are women.

26% of Middlebury students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,024 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average 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

Vermont Technical College

Randolph, Vermont
Public Public vs. Private
612 Yearly Degrees
$13,410 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,616 students at Vermont Tech in total, 958 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

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

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,667 a year. Vermont Tech has a 5.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Vermont Tech with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Saint Michael's College

Colchester, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
585 Yearly Degrees
$11,160 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 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.

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

Roughly 67% of students at Saint Michael’s take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,532 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

#7

Johnson State College

Johnson, Vermont
Public Public vs. Private
525 Yearly Degrees
$10,890 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Johnson State College is 1,552, of which 882 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Johnson State College undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

79% of Johnson State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,178 a year. Johnson State College has a 8.7% 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 Johnson State College is $28,000.

#8

Community College of Vermont

Montpelier, Vermont
Public Public vs. Private
501 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 16.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CCV with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Castleton University

Castleton, Vermont
Public Public vs. Private
421 Yearly Degrees
$11,574 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Castleton University is 2,141, of which 1,590 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Castleton undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 77% of students at Castleton take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,604 a year. Castleton has a 5.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national 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
267 Yearly Degrees
$23,975 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Bennington College is 851, of which 724 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Bennington is 4.1 years.

About 57% of students who apply get accepted. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,595 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bennington is $24,100.

#11

Vermont Law School

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

VLS has a 3.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#12

Vermont College of Fine Arts

Montpelier, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
174 Yearly Degrees
$25,864 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#13

Goddard College

Plainfield, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
173 Yearly Degrees
$19,408 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 173 full-time undergraduates at Goddard College, and 496 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Goddard College is 4.8 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted.

Roughly 75% of students at Goddard College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,863 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Goddard College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

SIT Graduate Institute

Brattleboro, Vermont
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
114 Yearly Degrees
$43,500 Yearly Tuition (In-State

SIT has a 3.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#15

Landmark College

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

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 who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 64% are men and 36% are women.

51% of Landmark College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,549 a year. Landmark College has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Landmark College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

New England Culinary Institute

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

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

Roughly 79% of students at New England Culinary Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $18,204 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from New England Culinary Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Advanced Welding Institute

South Burlington, Vermont
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
60 Yearly Degrees

There are 42 students at AWI in total, 42 of which are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at AWI is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Roughly 58% of students at AWI take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,869 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#18

O'Briens Aveda Institute

Williston, Vermont
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
46 Yearly Degrees

There are 41 full-time undergraduates at O’Briens Aveda Institute, and 41 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,277 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

#19

Sterling College

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

There are 120 full-time undergraduates at Sterling, and 154 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

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

Roughly 54% of students at Sterling take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,309 a year. Sterling has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Sterling with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $17,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

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

Marlboro College has a 5.6% 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 Marlboro College is $22,200.

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