Postsecondary Education Approval

A wide range of postsecondary and higher education institutions are found in Vermont. The Vermont Agency of Education reviews applications to start colleges in the state and protects student records in the event that a postsecondary institution ceases operating. View a list of:

  These colleges and universities were chartered in Vermont:
Bennington College
Burlington College
Castleton State College
Center for Cartoon Studies 
Champlain College
College of St. Joseph
Community College of Vermont
Goddard College
Green Mountain College
Johnson State College
Landmark College
Lyndon State College
Marlboro College
Middlebury College
New England Culinary Institute
Norwich University
St. Michael's College
Southern Vermont College
Sterling College
University of Vermont
Vermont College of Fine Arts 
Vermont Law School
Vermont Technical College
World Learning
(formerly School for International Training)
  These colleges and universities were chartered outside of Vermont, but are certified by the State Board of Education to offer credit-bearing courses or degrees in the state:
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Antioch New England Graduate School (NH)
Clarkson University
River Valley Community College
NOTE: The Skills Through Apprenticeship Retraining ("STAR") Advanced Machine Tool Technology certificate program is the ONLY RVCC program approved in Vermont.
Southern New Hampshire University (NH)
Springfield College (MA)
UMass Amherst (MA)
Union Institute & University (Vermont College campus) (OH)
  This Vermont postsecondary institution offers credit-bearing courses, but not full degree programs:
  Spark Teacher Education Institute
  Yestermorrow Design/Build, Inc.
  The following organizations play important roles in serving the higher education needs of Vermont residents.
  Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC)
AVIC seeks to strengthen the quality of higher education offered by independent colleges in Vermont. AVIC's Web site offers a map and concise information about Vermont's 16 independent colleges.
  Consortium of Vermont Colleges (CVC)
CVC promotes the wealth and diversity of higher education opportunities in Vermont and the state itself as an ideal setting for a college experience. The CVC Web site allows prospective students to search by major, receive information from over 20 Vermont colleges and provides information for international students. The CVC also organizes a week-long bus tour of over 15 college campuses for College Counselors.
  Vermont Higher Education Council (VHEC)
VHEC explores and implements cooperative activities to strengthen higher education in Vermont. VHEC's Web site offers a degree directory, higher education data and enrollment information.
  Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)
VSAC works to keep higher education accessible to qualified Vermonters by providing financial and information resources about postsecondary education opportunities.

Page Last Updated on May 18, 2015