Burlington, Vermont (VT) Colleges and Universities

While there are only three schools in Burlington, there are 14 schools located within a 50-mile radius. Learn about the schools in several categories, including size of the student body and lowest costs, to find the school for you.

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The traditional non-profit schools covered in this article include 2-year community colleges, 4-year public colleges and 4-year private schools. The following categories were researched to determine the schools within a 50-mile radius of Burlington, Vermont according to the following categories:

Closest Schools to Burlington, Vermont

Since Vermont is one of the least populated states in the country, there are fewer postsecondary educational options within 50 miles of Burlington than there would likely be in other cities. Still, prospective students do have some options nearby, including the following schools with the closest campuses to the city:

  • Champlain College (Burlington)
  • University of Vermont (0.8 miles)
  • Community College of Vermont (1.8 miles)
  • Saint Michael's College (5.1 miles)
  • Johnson State College (28.8 miles)

Largest Schools near Burlington, Vermont

The largest school close to Burlington is the University of Vermont, with a total student population of 12,856. Prospective students who would like to study in a bigger school near Burlington can also look into the following colleges and universities:

  • Community College of Vermont (6,019 students)
  • Norwich University (3,672 students)
  • Champlain College (3,585 students)
  • Saint Michael's College (2,618 students)
  • Middlebury College (2,533 students)

Schools with Lowest Net Price

The National Center for Education Statistics compiles a school's net price by subtracting the financial aid that the average full-time undergraduate receives from the school's average attendance cost. You can look into these institutions for schools with lower net prices for the 2014-2015 academic year near Burlington:

  • Community College of Vermont ($10,764)
  • Johnson State College ($14,667)
  • University of Vermont ($17,297)
  • Vermont Technical College ($17,897)
  • Goddard College ($19,758)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

A school's graduation rate refers to the percentage of its undergraduate students who finish their studies in no longer than 150% of the average time length for their degree programs. The following schools have the highest 2014-2015 graduation rates of non-specialty schools in the Burlington area:

  • Middlebury College (94% graduation rate)
  • University of Vermont (77% graduation rate)
  • Saint Michael's College (76% graduation rate)
  • Champlain College (58% graduation rate)
  • Norwich University (56% graduation rate)

Even when you are looking into an area with fewer schools, it's still a good idea to pay attention to the rates of student success, the cost of attendance, the school's size and the location of the campus when making your final decision.

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