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.

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Bachelor's Only
Salary data for alumni who earned a bachelor's degree and did not go on to earn any additional degrees.
All Alumni
Salary data for all alumni who earned a bachelor's degree, including but not limited to those who went on to earn additional degrees from any school.
Rank 
School Name 
School Type
Degree Type 
School Sector
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
% High Meaning
 
% alumni who say their work makes the world a better place
% STEM Degrees
 
% degrees awarded in science, technology, engineering or math subjects
1Liberal Arts School, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$58,400$112,40052%16%

1Middlebury College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$58,400
Mid-Career Pay$112,400
% High Meaning52%
% STEM Degrees16%
2Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$51,200$102,20039%18%

2Saint Michael's College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$51,200
Mid-Career Pay$102,200
% High Meaning39%
% STEM Degrees18%
3Liberal Arts School, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$51,300$100,500N/A13%

3Marlboro College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$51,300
Mid-Career Pay$100,500
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees13%
4Party School, Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$51,600$99,70050%22%

4University of Vermont
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$51,600
Mid-Career Pay$99,700
% High Meaning50%
% STEM Degrees22%
5Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$56,800$94,40050%20%

5Norwich University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$56,800
Mid-Career Pay$94,400
% High Meaning50%
% STEM Degrees20%
5Liberal Arts School, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$46,300$94,40044%5%

5Bennington College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,300
Mid-Career Pay$94,400
% High Meaning44%
% STEM Degrees5%
7Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$50,400$86,80038%14%

7Champlain College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$50,400
Mid-Career Pay$86,800
% High Meaning38%
% STEM Degrees14%
8State SchoolBachelorsPublic$51,500$84,30041%4%

8Vermont Technical College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$51,500
Mid-Career Pay$84,300
% High Meaning41%
% STEM Degrees4%
9Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$45,100$81,40069%0%

9College of St Joseph
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$45,100
Mid-Career Pay$81,400
% High Meaning69%
% STEM Degrees0%
10Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$41,900$80,50063%17%

10Southern Vermont College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$41,900
Mid-Career Pay$80,500
% High Meaning63%
% STEM Degrees17%
11State SchoolBachelorsPublic$41,300$74,40050%6%

11Castleton University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,300
Mid-Career Pay$74,400
% High Meaning50%
% STEM Degrees6%
12Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$43,400$73,900N/A0%

12Goddard College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$43,400
Mid-Career Pay$73,900
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
13State SchoolBachelorsPublic$41,100$73,10048%8%

13Lyndon State College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,100
Mid-Career Pay$73,100
% High Meaning48%
% STEM Degrees8%
14Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$41,300$71,90059%2%

14Green Mountain College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$41,300
Mid-Career Pay$71,900
% High Meaning59%
% STEM Degrees2%
15State SchoolBachelorsPublic$39,000$71,80049%2%

15Johnson State College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$39,000
Mid-Career Pay$71,800
% High Meaning49%
% STEM Degrees2%
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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.


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