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.