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Each With Its Own Distinct Character

Vermont boasts more colleges per capita than any other state in the nation.  We are home to 12 private colleges plus a semester exchange option, a 5-campus state college system with 12 community colleges, and a flag-ship public university.  This remarkable selection of learning opportunities attracts those with passion and talent from around the world to our institutions of higher learning.  

Reflecting Vermont’s lifestyle, students can pursue their goals in dynamic settings where personalized learning is the norm.  Vigorous debate and creative thinking flourish along with a respect for tradition and stewardship. Offering a wide variety of degrees, our institutions prepare students for a lifetime of engagement, not only for jobs that may change or disappear but also for those that do not yet exist.

Consistently rated one of the healthiest and safest places to live, Vermont is lauded for its quality of life, natural beauty, human scale, and accessibility.  This helps keep the focus on creating success in a place of inspiration.

We invite you to explore our unique offerings and campuses. 

Private Colleges – Association of Vermont Independent Colleges

State Colleges – Vermont State Colleges

Public University – University of Vermont

Degrees – Consortium of Vermont Colleges

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Vermonters value education, so it’s no surprise that we have the highest number of colleges per capita of any U.S. state.

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With one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and the fastest growing economy in New England, Vermont is bursting with exciting career opportunities. To see the latest job postings and learn more, visit the Vermont Department of Labor jobs site.
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Quality of Life

National rankings prove it: Vermont is one of the best states in which to live. We’re consistently ranked in the top 3 healthiest states in the nation and the top 3 states for child well-being. Our communities are also hives of cutting-edge creativity.

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Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.