Aug 20, 2017



Nicknamed the Green Mountain State, Vermont is renowned for its green vegetation. Over 70 percent of the state is covered by forest. The state is located in the northeastern part of the United States, and shares borders with Canada to the north, New Hampshire to the east, New York to the west, and Massachusetts to the south.

The state capital is Montpelier. Burlington is the largest and most populous city. The state has a total population of 626,630, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates (2013).

Tourism is an important driver of Vermont's economy, accounting for 12 percent of the state's total workforce. Vermont is the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States.

There are several postsecondary and higher education institutions in state. The Vermont Agency of Education coordinates higher education in the state and reviews applications to start colleges in the state. The University of Vermont ranks #85 on the 2015 U.S. News Best National Universities list.

Top Reasons to Study in Vermont

  • Quality of Life: A 2014 CNBC report ranks Vermont second nationally for quality of life and education.
  • Employment Prospects: Vermont has one of the lowest employment rates nationwide, reported at 3.3 percent in May 2014. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Vermont ranks #1 in the nation for green job creation. There are two Fortune 500-listed companies headquartered in the state, namelyKeurig Green Mountain and NLV Financial Corporation. IBM is also a major employer in the state.

Featured Colleges and Universities

Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.

For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Vermont, contact the Vermont Agency of Education.



College Popular Majors Type of Institution Enrollment
Middlebury College Business,Computer/Information Sciences,Engineering Private >10,000 Request Info
University of Vermont Economics,Nursing,Psychology Public >10,000 Request Info

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