Best Associate Programs in Vermont

For many students, an associate degree is the perfect first step on the path to a four-year degree. An associate degree helps others advance their careers. Vermont associate degrees usually cost a fraction of what four-year degrees do. In most cases, students graduate within two years.

There is a tendency for associate degree-holders in Vermont to earn more than high school diploma-holders. Vermont’s 283,990 workers earn a median annual wage of $46,910, or $22.55 per hour. In this state, the lowest earners bring home $28,770, while the top earners get $96,040.

Use the ranking below to help you navigate Vermont’s best associate degree schools. You can use it to decide which program best suits your needs.

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    #1

    Landmark College

    Putney, VT

    Graduation Rate

    42%

    Enrollment

    540

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $59100

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $59100

    A private institution in Putney, Vermont, Landmark College offers a variety of degree and certificate programs. Learners take courses with experts in diverse disciplines. The school offers academic and technical programs that prepare graduates for the workforce or further study. The cost per credit is unknown. At the accredited school, enrollees qualify for financial aid, including federal loans, scholarships, and grants. Degree-seekers graduate from the school at a rate of 42%. The rate of admission for the school is unknown. Prospective students can contact an admission advisor to learn more about applying. Landmark College is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education.

    #2

    Champlain College

    Burlington, VT

    Graduation Rate

    65%

    Enrollment

    4,385

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $41828

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $41828

    From its campus in Burlington, Vermont, Champlain College offers programs as a private institution. With both academic and technical programs, the school helps learners reach their professional goals. Students prepare to contribute to their field by completing courses. Some programs may offer test-optional admission policies. A waiver makes it easier to enroll. Learners benefit from support services like tutoring and career counseling. The institution charges learners a per-credit fee of 318 on average for its programs. At the accredited school, learners qualify for federal student aid programs. Champlain College is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education.

    #3

    Vermont Technical College

    Randolph, VT

    Graduation Rate

    55%

    Enrollment

    1,704

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $15292

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $28588

    A public institution located in Randolph, Vermont, Vermont Technical College educates students through multiple programs. Students leave the school with experience and credentials that prepare them for the workforce. The institution offers an academically rigorous course of study at an affordable price. The school boasts several programs that appear in national rankings. Data on the school's average cost per credit is currently unavailable. Degree-seekers attending the accredited institution may qualify for federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. Degree-seekers choose from academic and technical programs at the school. Students complete fundamentals courses, technical classes, and general education requirements depending on their program. The school holds accreditation from the New England Commission on Higher Education.

    #4

    Castleton University

    Castleton, VT

    Graduation Rate

    55%

    Enrollment

    2,399

    Format

    In person

    In-State Tuition

    $12470

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $29150

    From its Castleton, Vermont campus, Castleton University enrolls students in 76 programs. The institution offers top-ranked programs that provide a rigorous course of study. The average student-to-faculty ratio is unknown. The amount of aid students receive on average is not currently known. Students graduate from the school at a rate of 55%. The institution understands that hands-on experience helps job seekers enter the workforce. The school's admission rate is unknown at this time. Many schools no longer require test scores for admission. Contact the admissions department for more details about application requirements.

    #5

    Community College of Vermont

    Montpelier, VT

    Graduation Rate

    15%

    Enrollment

    5,104

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $6654

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $13398

    A public institution located in Montpelier, Vermont, Community College of Vermont offers a variety of programs. Enrollees complete programs that prepare them for the workforce. The institution offers academically rigorous programs at an affordable price. The school boasts several programs that appear in national rankings. The school's cost per credit is unknown. Degree-seekers attending the accredited institution may qualify for federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell Grant. Learners at the institution choose from academic and technical programs. Based on their major, students take essential courses, technical classes, and general education requirements. Community College of Vermont is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education.

    #6

    Northern Vermont University

    Johnson, VT

    Graduation Rate

    40%

    Enrollment

    2,376

    Format

    Online, In person

    In-State Tuition

    $12422

    Out-of-State Tuition

    $26126

    Located in Johnson, Vermont, Northern Vermont University grants college degrees as a public institution. The school's academic and technical programs help learners reach a variety of professional goals. Students complete courses and experiential learning opportunities to bolster their knowledge. Some programs offer a waiver for standardized test scores. These policies make it easier to apply. Enrollees receive support in the form of tutoring and career services. The school's average cost per credit is unknown. Learners at the accredited school qualify for federal student aid programs, including the Pell Grant. Northern Vermont University has been accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education, an independent accrediting body.