Best Colleges in Vermont by Salary Potential
Vermont is a haven for education. But do degrees from these schools pay off? Find Vermont’s best four-year colleges by earning potential.
|Rank||School Name||School Type||Early Career Pay||Mid-Career Pay||% High Meaning||% STEM Degrees|
|Rank:1||School Name:Middlebury College||School Type:Liberal Arts School, Private School||Early Career Pay:$66,100||Mid-Career Pay:$128,000||% High Meaning:48%||% STEM Degrees:21%|
|Rank:2||School Name:Saint Michael's College||School Type:Liberal Arts School, Private School, Religious||Early Career Pay:$54,500||Mid-Career Pay:$107,700||% High Meaning:43%||% STEM Degrees:20%|
|Rank:3||School Name:University of Vermont||School Type:Research University, For Sports Fans, State School||Early Career Pay:$57,900||Mid-Career Pay:$106,900||% High Meaning:52%||% STEM Degrees:24%|
|Rank:4||School Name:Norwich University||School Type:Private School||Early Career Pay:$60,400||Mid-Career Pay:$103,200||% High Meaning:51%||% STEM Degrees:19%|
|Rank:5||School Name:Vermont Technical College||School Type:State School||Early Career Pay:$56,900||Mid-Career Pay:$96,700||% High Meaning:51%||% STEM Degrees:4%|
|Rank:6||School Name:Bennington College||School Type:Liberal Arts School, Private School||Early Career Pay:$50,200||Mid-Career Pay:$95,400||% High Meaning:55%||% STEM Degrees:4%|
|Rank:7||School Name:Champlain College||School Type:Private School||Early Career Pay:$56,100||Mid-Career Pay:$89,900||% High Meaning:42%||% STEM Degrees:26%|
|Rank:8||School Name:Goddard College||School Type:Private School||Early Career Pay:$48,800||Mid-Career Pay:$82,400||% High Meaning:-||% STEM Degrees:0%|
|Rank:9||School Name:Castleton University||School Type:State School||Early Career Pay:$45,700||Mid-Career Pay:$76,400||% High Meaning:51%||% STEM Degrees:8%|
|Rank:10||School Name:Northern Vermont University||School Type:State School||Early Career Pay:$41,700||Mid-Career Pay:$75,100||% High Meaning:44%||% STEM Degrees:7%|
Among the best universities in Vermont for graduate salaries, Middlebury often takes the cake. It is generally the Vermont school with the highest-paid graduates starting out, and among the highest median mid-career salary.
Middlebury College is the most highly recommended college in the state; about nine out of 10 alumni indicated that they would recommend the school to others, while almost a quarter of alumni from University of Vermont say they would recommend their college to others.
The University of Vermont and Middlebury College are situated between the Green Mountains and Adirondacks. Famous alumni from UV include: film producer John Kilik, Jody Williams (Nobel Peace Prize winner), and philosopher John Dewey. Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues playwright) and Jeff Linsey are both alumni from Middlebury.