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

Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT

Middlebury College offers 65 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 854 students graduated with students earning 640 Bachelor's degrees, 208 Master's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.

University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

University of Vermont offers 190 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 3,493 students graduated with students earning 2,638 Bachelor's degrees, 564 Master's degrees, 262 Doctoral degrees, and 29 Certificates.

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Bennington College
Bennington, VT

Bennington College offers 134 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 185 students graduated with students earning 151 Bachelor's degrees, and 34 Master's degrees.

Saint Michael's College
Colchester, VT

Saint Michael's College offers 49 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 496 students graduated with students earning 427 Bachelor's degrees, 64 Master's degrees, and 5 Certificates.

Norwich University
Northfield, VT

Norwich University offers 80 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 1,215 students graduated with students earning 693 Bachelor's degrees, 485 Master's degrees, and 37 Certificates.

Sterling College
Craftsbury Common, VT

Sterling College offers 5 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a remote rural area. In 2019, 30 students graduated with students earning 30 Bachelor's degrees.

New England Culinary Institute offers 11 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 61 students graduated with students earning 34 Bachelor's degrees, 23 Associate's degrees, and 4 Certificates.

Vermont Technical College offers 50 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a remote rural area. In 2019, 610 students graduated with students earning 311 Associate's degrees, 152 Bachelor's degrees, 146 Certificates, and 1 Master's degree.

Champlain College
Burlington, VT

Champlain College offers 148 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 1,730 students graduated with students earning 764 Bachelor's degrees, 536 Certificates, 380 Master's degrees, and 50 Associate's degrees.

Landmark College
Putney, VT

Landmark College offers 11 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway rural area. In 2019, 105 students graduated with students earning 72 Associate's degrees, 32 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Certificate.

Best Community Colleges in Vermont

Community College of Vermont offers 47 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 494 students graduated with students earning 431 Associate's degrees, and 63 Certificates.

List of all colleges in Vermont

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Middlebury College Logo Middlebury College Middlebury, VT
5/5
9 : 1 2,657
University of Vermont Logo University of Vermont Burlington, VT
4/5
22 : 1 13,548
Bennington College Logo Bennington College Bennington, VT
5/5
14 : 1 826
Saint Michael's College Logo Saint Michael's College Colchester, VT
5/5
15 : 1 1,875
Norwich University Logo Norwich University Northfield, VT
5/5
25 : 1 3,933
Sterling College Logo Sterling College Craftsbury Common, VT
5/5
8 : 1 146
New England Culinary Institute Logo New England Culinary Institute Montpelier, VT
4/5
29 : 1 58
Vermont Technical College Logo Vermont Technical College Randolph, VT
4/5
21 : 1 1,704
Champlain College Logo Champlain College Burlington, VT
5/5
38 : 1 4,385
Landmark College Logo Landmark College Putney, VT
5/5
8 : 1 540
Marlboro College Logo Marlboro College Marlboro, VT
5/5
5 : 1 154
Castleton University Logo Castleton University Castleton, VT
3/5
30 : 1 2,399
Advanced Welding Institute Logo Advanced Welding Institute South Burlington, VT     49
Northern Vermont University Logo Northern Vermont University Johnson, VT
3/5
29 : 1 2,376
Goddard College Logo Goddard College Plainfield, VT
4/5
38 : 1 340
O'Briens Aveda Institute Logo O'Briens Aveda Institute Williston, VT     30
Vermont Law School Logo Vermont Law School South Royalton, VT   14 : 1 668
SIT Graduate Institute Logo SIT Graduate Institute Brattleboro, VT   7 : 1 77
Community College of Vermont Logo Community College of Vermont Montpelier, VT
2/5
  5,104
Vermont College of Fine Arts Logo Vermont College of Fine Arts Montpelier, VT     348

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