Education

Student-centered and high quality.

Unified school districts and independent schools. Statewide community college and small, private postsecondary institutions. Online learning and outdoor classrooms. Open educational resources and experiential learning. Vermont’s education sector is as varied as its landscape.

BACK TO SECTORSREGIONAL PROFILES
#4

MOST EDUCATED STATE (WALLETHUB, 2021)

#6

Best early education systems (WalletHub, 2020)

22,964

employees in schools providing elementary & secondary education

$670 million

TOTAL ANNUAL WAGES FOR
HIGHER EDUCATION EMPLOYEES (2019)

Vermont’s small size benefits students in many ways.

Having the lowest student/teacher ratio in the country allows educators to focus deeply on student learning and development.

Consistently high testing performance (#3 in the US for reading) and high quality overall (#5 in the US) have led to Vermont’s having a high school graduation rate of 92.7% in 2018.

Vermont has committed to the success of its workforce by partnering with postsecondary institutions and education leaders on the Advance Vermont Partnership: by 2025, 70% of Vermont’s working age adults will possess a postsecondary degree or credential of value. The state also partners with colleges and organizations on a variety of trade-based, experiential training opportunities including apprenticeshipslicensure prep, and other continuing education options.

The University of Vermont is the state’s flagship research institution, includes the Larner College of Medicine and is affiliated with the University of Vermont Medical Center. Tiny Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont is a leading voice in environmental stewardship.

In between is a range of institutions that serve the educational needs of tens of thousands of students from Vermont and around the world from the associate to the doctoral degree level.

Professional development offerings for Vermont educators state-wide, from in-service trainings to advanced degree programs, offer our teachers and school administrators opportunities to expand their skills and advance their careers. The Vermont Higher Education Collaborative works with the state’s higher education institutions, state and local agencies, and other organizations to make quality preparation, training, and support programs accessible to schools, early childhood and human service providers, educators, and educators-to-be. Individual organizations like Castleton University’s Center for Schools provide professional development opportunities for educators at every level.

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Choose Vermont & Win $5,000!

Is everybody asking you about where you plan to go to college? We hope you answer, “I choose Vermont!”

Vermont’s colleges, universities, and partners have come together to offer $60,000 in scholarship money to students who “Choose Vermont” and commit to attend a school here.  If you commit to Vermont by June 1, 2021 and register below, you’ll be eligible to win a $5,000 scholarship from your new college.

These scholarships are made possible by Vermont’s participating colleges and universities along with the support of our friends at Vermont Student Assistance Corporation and the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges.

Landmark
Vermont Tech
Saint Michaels
Middlebury
University of Vermont
Northern Vermont University
Vermont Law
Sterling
Bennington College
Norwhich
Champlain College
CCV

Education in Vermont

High Schools, Higher Ed Institutions & Education Organizations in Vermont

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Montpelier
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St Albans
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Southern
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Brattleboro
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Northwest
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Burlington
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Southern
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Manchester
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Southern
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Bennington
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Hinesburg
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Northwest
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Colchester
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Southern
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Castleton
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Southern
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White River Junction
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Burlington
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Essex
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Central
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Plainfield
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White River Junction
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Central
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South Duxbury
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Hyde Park
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Putney
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Lyndon Center
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Middlebury
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Swanton
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Bennington
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Jericho
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Central
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Middlebury
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Middlebury
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Northeast
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Newport
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Northeast
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Johnson
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Northeast
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Lyndonville
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Central
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Northfield
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Central
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Brandon
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Rutland
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South Burlington
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Barre
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Northeast
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St Johnsbury
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Colchester
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Northwest
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St Johnsbury
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Northeast
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Craftsbury Common
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Montpelier
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Northwest
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Burlington
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Central
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Vergennes
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Central
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Montpelier
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Central
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South Royalton
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Central
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Randolph, Williston
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Barre
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Colchester
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Montpelier
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Montpelier
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South Burlington
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Winooski
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Southern
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Brattleboro