Colleges and Universities in Vermont

Vermont’s colleges and universities are few in number, but legendary. Vermont has been home to some of the most innovative, pioneering higher education institutions in the US, but Vermont has also been a model of affordability and value.

Public Colleges and Universities in Vermont

  • Castleton University – Castleton
  • Johnson State College – Johnson
  • Lyndon State College – Lyndonville
  • University of Vermont – Burlington
  • Vermont Technical College – Randolph Center

Community Colleges in Vermont

  • Community College of Vermont – 12 locations

Private Colleges and Universities in Vermont

  • Bennington College – Bennington
  • Champlain College – Burlington
  • College of St. Joseph – Rutland
  • Goddard College – Plainfield
  • Green Mountain College – Poultney
  • Landmark College – Putney
  • Marlboro College – Marlboro
  • Middlebury College – Middlebury
  • Norwich University – Northfield
  • Saint Michael’s College – Colchester
  • Southern Vermont College – Bennington
  • Sterling College – Craftsbury Common
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts – Montpelier
  • Vermont Law School – South Royalton

What Makes Vermont Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

Despite being one of the smallest states in the US, Vermont is also one of the healthiest and best-educated states. Those standards are really written into Vermont’s history – it was the first state to require public schools in its constitution, as well as one of the first to outlaw slavery and allow voting regardless of wealth or race. From its earliest days as an independent republic, to the 21st century, when its low unemployment and stable economy have made it one of the best places to live in the nation, Vermont has been a model of progress and democracy. Outdoor adventurers are drawn to the Green Mountain State to test themselves against ski slopes and climbing cliffs. Vermont’s success, though, tends to fly under the radar; a humble state, Vermonters seem content to be quietly great.

Vermont’s Higher Education Innovation

Vermont’s colleges and universities are primarily known for their firsts, and for their experiments – the first college in the US to graduate a black student (Middlebury College), or the innovative Marlboro College, in which students and faculty run the school with town hall meetings and equal voices. But Vermont also has a strong online education framework, from the University of Vermont and the smaller, regional public colleges like Johnson State College, to innovative institutions like Green Mountain College. And many of Vermont’s institutions are solid, nationally-recognized best values – not only the public universities, which keep tuition reasonable to attract Vermont’s promising next generation and working adults, but the small liberal arts colleges that offer strong financial aid and student support.


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