These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Vermont For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Vermont has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in VT, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Vermont.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Vermont:

  1. Saint Michael’s College
  2. Norwich University
  3. Vermont Technical College
  4. Champlain College
  5. Castleton University
  6. University of Vermont
  7. Middlebury College
  8. Lyndon State College
  9. Southern Vermont College
  10. Johnson State College

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Vermont has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Vermont For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 12 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Vermont that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Saint Michael’s College, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Vermont.’

1. Saint Michael’s College

Saint Michael

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Colchester
Employed: 94.19%

2. Norwich University

Norwich University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Northfield
Employed: 93.43%

3. Vermont Technical College

Vermont Technical College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Randolph
Employed: 92.81%

4. Champlain College

Champlain College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Burlington
Employed: 92.53%

5. Castleton University

Castleton University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Castleton
Employed: 92.22%

6. University of Vermont

University of Vermont

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Burlington
Employed: 91.75%

7. Middlebury College

Middlebury College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Middlebury
Employed: 90.5%

8. Lyndon State College

Lyndon State College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Lyndonville
Employed: 89.57%

9. Southern Vermont College

Southern Vermont College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Bennington
Employed: 87.88%

10. Johnson State College

Johnson State College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Johnson
Employed: 87.72%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Vermont

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Vermont, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Vermont by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Vermont

Rank College Employed
1 Saint Michael’s College 94.19%
2 Norwich University 93.43%
3 Vermont Technical College 92.81%
4 Champlain College 92.53%
5 Castleton University 92.22%
6 University of Vermont 91.75%
7 Middlebury College 90.5%
8 Lyndon State College 89.57%
9 Southern Vermont College 87.88%
10 Johnson State College 87.72%
11 Green Mountain College 86.96%
12 Bennington College 86.08%
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