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Education Roundup

by Virginia Lindauer Simmon 

Vermont has a wide selection of institutions of higher learning that draw students from all over the world. They range from state-funded colleges to schools with international programs. Several offer evening and/or online courses. Here’s a short list of them with contact info.

Bennington College: Bennington. 700 undergraduates. Bachelor’s and master’s degrees. 

Burlington College: Burlington. 240 undergraduates. Associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. 

Champlain College: Burlington. 2,500 students. Bachelor’s and master’s degrees and professional certificates.

College of St. Joseph: Rutland. 500 students. Associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Goddard College: Plainfield. About 200 undergraduates. Bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Green Mountain College: Poultney. About 700 students. Bachelor’s degrees. Focuses on environmental studies.

Landmark College: Putney. 300 students. Residential liberal arts college for students with learning disabilities or AD/HD.

Marlboro College: Marlboro. 330 students. Bachelor’s degrees, plus a Graduate Center in Brattleboro.

Middlebury College: Middlebury. 2,350 students. Bachelor’s degrees plus graduate programs and a summer immersion program in nine languages.

New England Culinary Institute: 500 students. Montpelier and Essex Junction. Associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in culinary arts. 7:1 student-teacher ratio in the kitchen.

Norwich University: Northfield. 2,120 students. Bachelor’s degrees in traditional and military programs. The first private military college in the nation.

St. Michael’s College: Colchester. 1,900 undergraduates. Bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Renowned international program in intensive English.

School for International Training: Brattleboro. Master’s degrees in international studies; 1- or 2-year formats, focus on English to speakers of other languages.

Southern Vermont College: 500 students. Associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. Sprang from College of St. Joseph in Rutland.

Sterling College: Craftsbury Common. 90 students. Associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, focusing on the environment. Affiliated Center for Northern Studies division offers a one-year academic program.

University of Vermont: Burlington. 10,000 students. A Land Grant college offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Home to Vermont’s only medical school.

Vermont College: Brattleboro and Montpelier. 1,000 students. Certificates, bachelor’s master’s and doctoral degrees. A division of Union Institute & University.

Vermont Law School: South Royalton. 635 full-time students. Vermont’s only law school.

Woodbury College: Montpelier. 140 students. Certificates, associate’s and bachelor’s degrees.


Castleton College: Castleton. 1,700 full-time undergraduates. Associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Community College of Vermont: 5,800 students. 12 locations; 19 degree programs.

Johnson State College: Johnson. 1,500 students. Bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Lyndon State College: Lyndonville. 1,300 students. Certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Vermont Technical College: Randolph. 1,250 students. Associate’s and bachelors degrees. 98 percent placement.

These data were collected from various sources, and may not be exact.

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