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2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Vermont

15 Colleges
$38,857 Avg Salary*
45% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Many college students wish to attend a diverse and inclusive institution. This is why College Factual developed its rankings for the Most Diverse Schools in Vermont.

We analyzed 15 colleges and universities across Vermont to determine which were the most diverse. To come up with this ranking, we looked at overall diversity in four factors: racial/ethnic background, age, male to female ratio, and geographic location.

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To further customize your search, try narrowing your list by location. You can also check out rankings for racial-ethnic diversity, male/female diversity, or geographic diversity. Or explore other college rankings that prioritize different factors.

You can create your own custom comparison that focuses on the factors most important to you using our tool, College Combat. We encourage you to try it out and pit your favorite colleges and universities head to head!

Most Diverse Colleges in Vermont

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#1

Middlebury College

Middlebury, Vermont

Middlebury College tops this year’s ranking as the most diverse school in Vermont. Located in Middlebury, Vermont, the small , private not-for-profit school handed out 771 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $58,200 during the early years of their career.

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#2

New England Culinary Institute

Montpelier, Vermont

Out of the 15 schools in Vermont that were part of this year’s diversity ranking, New England Culinary Institute landed the #2 spot on the list. Located in Montpelier, Vermont, the small , private for-profit school handed out 34 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Roughly 47% of the students fall into a traditional age range, meaning this school has higher than average age diversity. During the early years of their career, graduates from New England Culinary Institute make an average of $37,600 a year.

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#3

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont

You’ll enjoy a diverse student body if you attend Champlain College. The school came in at #3 in Vermont on this year’s diversity ranking. Located in Burlington, Vermont, the small , private not-for-profit school awarded 776 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 29% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Champlain is $45,400 during the early years of their career.

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#4

Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont

A rank of #4 on our Most Diverse Colleges in Vermont list means Bennington College is a great place for students who value diversity. This small , private not-for-profit school is located in Bennington, Vermont, and it awarded 232 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

About 16.06% of the students are international. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Bennington is $29,500 during the early years of their career.

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#5

Saint Michael's College

Colchester, Vermont

You’ll be in good (and diverse) company if you decide to attend Saint Michael’s College. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Vermont list. This small , private not-for-profit school is located in Colchester, Vermont, and it awarded 516 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Saint Michael’s is $50,800 during the early years of their career.

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#6

University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

If you crave a diverse college experience, UVM, coming in at #6 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. Located in Burlington, Vermont, the fairly large , public school awarded 2,682 diplomas to qualifed bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

During the early years of their career, graduates from UVM make an average of $47,300 a year.

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#7

Marlboro College

Marlboro, Vermont

If you crave a diverse college experience, Marlboro, coming in at #7 in our latest diversity ranking, could be the right place for you. This small , private not-for-profit school is located in Marlboro, Vermont, and it awarded 46 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

During the early years of their career, graduates from Marlboro make an average of $27,600 a year.

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#8

Landmark College

Putney, Vermont

Landmark College did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Vermont ranking, coming in at #8. Landmark College is located in Putney, Vermont and has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 32 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergradutates.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Landmark College is $23,600 during the early years of their career.

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#9

Norwich University

Northfield, Vermont

Norwich University landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Vermont ranking. Norwich University is a small private not-for-profit school located in Northfield, Vermont that handed out 715 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 56% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $53,700 during the early years of their career.

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#10

Castleton University

Castleton, Vermont

Castleton University landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Vermont ranking. Castleton is a public institution located in Castleton, Vermont. The school has a small population, and it awarded 378 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Castleton is $37,900 during the early years of their career.

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#11

Vermont Technical College

Randolph, Vermont

Vermont Technical College did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Vermont ranking, coming in at #11. Randolph, Vermont is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 153 students in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 44% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Vermont Tech is $45,000 during the early years of their career.

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#12

Goddard College

Plainfield, Vermont

Goddard College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Vermont ranking. Goddard College is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Plainfield, Vermont. It awarded 64 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

About 22.22% of the students are international. The average salary of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Goddard College is $25,400 during the early years of their career.

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#13

Johnson State College

Johnson, Vermont

Coming in at #13 for 2021 overall diversity in Vermont is Johnson State College. Johnson State College is a small public school located in Johnson, Vermont that handed out 430 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

This school has a higher percentage than average of non-traditional aged students. Only 48% of the students fall into a traditional age range, adding to the overall diversity score. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients go on to jobs making an average salary of $33,200 during the early years of their career.

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#14

Sterling College

Craftsbury Common, Vermont

Sterling College did quite well in the 2021 Most Diverse Colleges in Vermont ranking, coming in at #14. This small , private not-for-profit school is located in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, and it awarded 30 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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#15

Community College of Vermont

Montpelier, Vermont

Community College of Vermont came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Most Diverse Colleges in Vermont ranking. CCV is a medium-sized public school located in Montpelier, Vermont.

During the early years of their career, graduates from CCV make an average of $28,800 a year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 15 schools only.

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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