List of colleges and universities in Vermont

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In the state of Vermont, United States, there are 23 colleges and universities currently operating. This figure includes one research university, six master's universities, an art school, a culinary school, a law school, and a number of undergraduate associates and baccalaureate colleges. Several institutions chartered in other states also offer degree programs at locations in Vermont.

The state's largest school is its flagship[1] public university, the University of Vermont. The other five public institutions are organized as the Vermont State Colleges system.

The title of "oldest college in Vermont" is shared by three institutions. Middlebury College was chartered in 1800 and is Vermont's oldest operating college and the first institution to grant an academic degree (1802). Castleton State College has its roots in successive institutions dating to 1787. The University of Vermont was chartered in 1791 but did not begin instruction until 1800 or grant a degree until 1804. Vermont's newest college is Landmark College, founded in 1984 to serve students with learning disabilities; it is also the most expensive college in the United States.[2] The smallest college in the state, with 98 students, is Sterling College, a work college focused on environmental studies.[3]

All of these schools are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges,[4] except New England Culinary Institute, which is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.[5]


University of Vermont
Middlebury College
Castleton State College

SchoolLocation(s)ControlType[6]Enrollment (2014)Founded
Bennington CollegeBenningtonPrivateBaccalaureate college8261932
Burlington CollegeBurlingtonPrivateBaccalaureate college2241972
Castleton State CollegeCastletonPublicBaccalaureate college2,1911787
Champlain CollegeBurlingtonPrivateBaccalaureate college2,0001878
College of St. JosephRutlandPrivate
Master's university3501956
Community College of Vermont12 locationsPublicAssociate's college7,0001970[7]
Goddard CollegePlainfieldPrivateMaster's university7001938
Green Mountain CollegePoultneyPrivate
Baccalaureate college8261834
Johnson State CollegeJohnsonPublicMaster's university1,7591828
Landmark CollegePutneyPrivateAssociate's college5001984[8]
Lyndon State CollegeLyndonvillePublicBaccalaureate college1,5191911
Marlboro CollegeMarlboroPrivateBaccalaureate college235[9]1946
Middlebury CollegeMiddleburyPrivateBaccalaureate college2,4841800
New England Culinary InstituteMontpelier, Essex JunctionPrivate
Culinary school5001980[10]
Norwich UniversityNorthfieldPrivateMaster's university3,4001819
Saint Michael's CollegeColchesterPrivate
Baccalaureate college2,3161904
SIT Graduate InstituteBrattleboroPrivateMaster's university5381965[11]
Southern Vermont CollegeBenningtonPrivateBaccalaureate college6501926
Sterling CollegeCraftsbury CommonPrivateBaccalaureate college1251958
University of VermontBurlingtonPublicResearch university12,0001791
Vermont College of Fine ArtsMontpelierPrivateArt school[12]3601831[13]
Vermont Law SchoolSouth RoyaltonPrivateLaw school6631972[14]
Vermont Technical CollegeRandolph CenterPublicBaccalaureate/associate's college1,4531866

Out-of-state institutions[edit]

Out-of-state schools offering degree programs in Vermont must be approved by the Vermont State Board of Education, with input from the Vermont Higher Education Council, whose members include all the colleges and universities in Vermont.[15] Several such programs are in operation:

Unaccredited institutions[edit]

The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction is authorized by the state to offer a Masters of Fine Arts program, but it has not been recognized by an accrediting body.

Defunct institutions[edit]

Castleton Medical CollegeCastletonPrivateMedical school18181862[20]
Mark Hopkins CollegeBrattleboroPrivateUncategorized19641978[21]
Royalton CollegeSouth RoyaltonPrivateUncategorized1966?[22]
Vermont Medical CollegeWoodstockPrivateMedical school18271856[23]
Windham CollegePutneyPrivateUncategorized19511978[24]
Trinity College of VermontBurlingtonPrivate
Master's university19252001[25]

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Campus tensions in Connecticut: Searching for Solutions in the Nineties. U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. 1994. p. 1. 
  2. ^ CNN (October 28, 2005). "The 10 most expensive colleges". Retrieved 2007-09-25. 
  3. ^ Sterling College. "Mission and History". Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  4. ^ New England Association of Schools and Colleges: Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. "Roster of Institutions". Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  5. ^ Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. "School Directory Search". Archived from the original on 2007-07-24. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  6. ^ School types are based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
  7. ^ Community College of Vermont. "Facts at a Glance". Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  8. ^ Landmark College. "The Landmark College Story". Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  9. ^ The enrollment count for Marlboro College includes 188 students at Marlboro College Graduate Center, which is listed as a separate school in IPEDS.
  10. ^ New England Culinary Institute. "History". Archived from the original on 2007-08-23. Retrieved 2007-09-21. 
  11. ^ School for International Training. "Virtual Campus Tour". Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  12. ^ VCFA's only offered degree is the Master of Fine Arts, suggesting that its listing in the Carnegie Classification as an associate's college is a mistake.
  13. ^ Vermont College of Fine Arts. "Vermont College of Fine Arts Progress Report January 2007—January 2008" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  14. ^ Vermont Law School. "VLS Press Kit". Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  15. ^ Vermont Higher Education Council. "Accreditation/Certification". Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  16. ^ Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS). "Vermont Campus". Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  17. ^ Trinity College of Vermont Association of Alumni and Friends. "Trinity Community". Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  18. ^ Springfield College. "School of Human Services St. Johnsbury, Vermont". Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  19. ^ Union Institute & University. "Vermont Academic Center, Montpelier". Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  20. ^ Castleton Historical Society. "Castleton Medical College Chapel". Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  21. ^ Ohles, John F. (1982). Private colleges and universities, Volume 1. Greenwood Press. p. 736. ISBN 0-313-23323-3. 
  22. ^ The College Blue Book: Narrative descriptions. Macmillan. 1987. p. 709. ISBN 0-02-695880-5. 
  23. ^ Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (1918). Medical Colleges of the United States and of Foreign Countries. American Medical Association. p. 16. 
  24. ^ Putney Historical Society. "History Timeline 1500s-2004". Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  25. ^ Trinity College of Vermont Association of Alumni and Friends. "History of Trinity College of Vermont". Retrieved 2007-09-05. 

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