Vermont Technical College is a leading public college with a mission of applied education and student-centeredness. One of the five Vermont State Colleges, Vermont Tech serves students from throughout Vermont, New England, and beyond at its residential campuses in Williston, Norwich and Randolph Center, regional campuses in Brattleboro and Bennington, and at six nursing sites located throughout the state.
For 2017, the college ranks 15th among the Best North Regional Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. In the public college category, Vermont Tech ranks 8th in the North region, making it one of the top 15 public colleges in the north for the fifth year in a row. The College is also ranked 7th in the North region among the Best Colleges for Veterans. Vermont Tech is one of just two Vermont schools to rank in the Veteran’s, best northern regional colleges and best public college categories. In addition to the U.S. News & World Report ranking, the college also ranks 5th in the state for highest salaries of its graduates, following three other private Vermont institutions and the University of Vermont according the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard.
Vermont Tech is celebrating its 150th anniversary of providing students with an education that is personal, practical, affordable and successful. The original campus in Randolph Center was established in 1866 and remains the hub of academics and student activity today. The main campus sits on 544 acres, just off interstate 89. The campus boasts hiking and snowmobile trails, a ski hill and rope tow, an anaerobic digester to produce power and heat while processing food and animal waste, and a farm. One hundred and fifty years later, Vermont Tech is still a small, local college with much to offer. It serves over 1,600 students by combining classroom instruction with hands-on learning to teach the skills needed to succeed in today’s evolving workplace.
Although Vermont Tech began as a teacher’s school, it has expanded to something greater, offering over 45 degree and certificate programs. More recently, two residential campuses were added: Williston in 2000 and the Norwich Dairy Farm & Lab in 2015. The Williston campus is conveniently located 15 minutes from Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, repeatedly voted among America’s Best College Towns by Travel & Leisure magazine and Top Ten Tech Hub by Forbes. The Norwich Farm, located in the Upper Valley, is minutes away from Hanover, New Hampshire. Vermont Tech also has eight satellite campuses around the state, spanning from Newport in the northeast to Bennington in the southwest.
Vermont Tech features state-of-the-art laboratory experience and a highly personalized classroom and student-life experience. All of its programs utilize a technological educational component, from the simulators used by its nursing program around the state, to manufacturing laboratories in Randolph Center and Williston. The College’s academic programs encompass a wide range of engineering technology, agricultural, health, and business fields that are vital to producing the knowledgeable workers needed most by employers in the state and in the region.
The faculty at Vermont Tech are leaders, experts, and industry-respected speakers in their fields. They have navigated the patent process, launched fledgling ventures into successful businesses, and experienced the challenges of running working profitable farms in today’s changing agricultural environment. They’ve written code, designed communities, championed innovations in healthcare, built major construction projects and launch satellites into space. They take students beyond theory to the practical applications of real-world experience. The faculty at Vermont Tech use science and technology to solve big issues, like climate change, water quality, improving accessibility for the disabled, and making buildings safer.
Vermont Tech has always attracted hardworking and dedicated individuals, but with the expanded course offerings and additional locations, Vermont Tech now has a more diverse student population. Students can take part in over 50 clubs, 11 intramural sports and three inter-collegiate sports. Students can flex their creative muscle with the Adventurer’s Guild or glass blowing club, hone their riding skills in equine club, break a sweat on the soccer team, or challenge your dorm mates to a cross-country ski race.
Graduates of Vermont Tech are highly skilled, and have real-world, hands-on experience in their field. It’s no surprise that on average, 95 percent of graduates work in their field compared to the national average of 27 percent. The Class of 2016 achieved a first for the college, ranking a 100 percent placement rate for advanced education and jobs among the 83 percent respondents to the annual outcomes survey.
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