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Thanks to its robust agriculture, mountainous geography, and cool climes, Vermont has become synonymous with maple syrup, locavorism, and skiing. Vermont has a modest higher education system – a list of colleges and universities in Vermont would consist of only 23 schools, including five colleges within the Vermont State colleges system; the University of Vermont, the state’s flagship university; and 14 private colleges. The five state colleges in Vermont enroll more than 13,000 students and include Castleton State College, the oldest school in the state. The private institutions in Vermont include an art school (Vermont College of Fine Arts), culinary school (New England Culinary Institute), law school (Vermont Law School), and, fun fact, one of the most expensive colleges in the country – Landmark College, which is catered to students with learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

There are also online colleges in Vermont that cater to non-traditional students, offered primarily through campus-based institutions such as Burlington College and the University of Vermont. According to the Consortium of Vermont Colleges, there are a wide variety of options for adults and nontraditional students in Vermont, including completing an online degree or combining campus-based classes with distance learning. Whichever option is best for you, we recommend applying to accredited online colleges.

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Burlington College
95 North Ave
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 862-9616

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Champlain College
163 S. Willard St
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 860-2700

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Community College of Vermont
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, Vermont 05676-0120
(802) 241-3535

Type of School:

2-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Goddard College
123 Pitkin Road
Plainfield, Vermont 05667-9432
(802) 454-8311

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Green Mountain College
One Brennan Cir
Poultney, Vermont 05764-1199
(802) 287-8000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Johnson State College
337 College Hill
Johnson, Vermont 05656-9464
(802) 635-2356

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Culinary Institute
56 College Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 223-6324

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
New England Culinary Institute at Essex
5 Franklin Street
Essex Junction, Vermont 05452
(802) 223-6324

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology
Norwich University
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, Vermont 05663-1035
(802) 485-2000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Saint Michaels College
One Winooski Park
Colchester, Vermont 05439
(802) 654-2000

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
School for International Training
Kipling Rd
Brattleboro, Vermont 05302
(802) 257-7751

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Southern Vermont College
982 Mansion Drive
Bennington, Vermont 05201-6002
(802) 442-5427

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
University of Vermont
85 S Prospect St
Burlington, Vermont 05405-0160
(802) 656-3131

Type of School:

4-year, Public

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree
  • First-professional degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Vermont Technical College
1 Main Street
Randolph Center, Vermont 05061-0500
(802) 728-1000

Type of School:

4-year, primarily associate's, Public

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education and New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions
Woodbury Institute at Champlain College
163 South Willard St
Burlington, Vermont 05402
(866) 282-7259

Type of School:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Programs Offered:

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree

Accrediting Agency:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education and New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions