2020 Best Online Colleges in Vermont

The 5 schools on this list are Vermont's best online colleges and universities based on annual tuition rates and median salaries. Top-ranked offers an RB to BSN program, and its graduates reported the highest salary on the list at $88,700. Third-ranked has the lowest tuition of the group, at . This college has degrees, including programs in marketing and communication, and accounting. Second-ranked has an impressive programs, including options in cyber security and criminal justice.

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2020 Online Colleges in Vermont Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Vermont

Vermont is one of the smaller states, but also boasts one of the most successful education systems. Institutions like the University of Vermont have a 76 percent graduation rate, 17 percentage points higher than the national average for 6-year degree acquisition. Online degree programs include the College of Medicine’s nursing program and degrees in environmental studies and mechanical engineering. Other universities such as Vermont Technical College and Champlain College offer more affordable options for students with an annual tuition rate of $17,880 and $9,540, respectively.

At a Glance:

  • Northern Vermont University is the most affordable on this list with an annual tuition rate of $24,690. Conversely, New England Culinary Institute is among one of the most expensive universities, with an annual tuition rate of $88,550.
  • Vermont Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and remains one of the few properly accredited online law schools in the nation.
  • The University of Vermont is the largest employer in the state.


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