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The Community College of Vermont, located in Montpelier, Vermont, was founded in 1970 and operates 12 locations throughout the state and is one of five institutions that comprise the Vermont State Colleges. CCV is also the second largest provider of higher education in the state, with an annual enrollment of approximately 10,000 students a year. The school offers a variety of education options, including night, weekend and online courses to assist in creating a flexible schedule for students, and has linked all the campuses to one another digitally to provide access to resources across the state.
The Community Colleges of Vermont offers a variety of programs that provide academic transfer or career development opportunities. Academic transfer is accomplished through the completion of the first two years of a four year education followed by applying to one's desired school or schools for transfer. Once admitted, students will continue their education by completing the final two years and earning a bachelor's degree. Students to a college within the Vermont State Colleges will find transfer eased through agreements that guarantee admission when certain academic certain requirements are met. Private or out of state schools will have varying admissions requirements that should be researched well in advance if considering application or transfer.
Career training programs provide an education in a given field which allows an individual to enter the workforce as a qualified professional upon completion of the program. Students will have a mixture of classroom and practical courses, learning the methods and techniques necessary for one's chosen field and then utilizing a controlled environment in order to practice and perfect them. These programs typically take between one and two years to complete.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
The Community College of Vermont is an open enrollment institution that allows any individuals that chooses to pursue higher education to enroll by providing a completed application and paying all accrued fees. Students should also supply all transcripts and standardized test scores if available which may be used in lieu of the required placement exam. Students are encouraged to participate in new student orientation and to meet with a counselor to discuss goals and program enrollment.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students requiring aid must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), information from which will be used by the school to determine the need and aid program eligibility of the student. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year and students may be asked to provide additional information at random in order to verify the accuracy of their FAFSA.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,300. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $5,400-$6,400
- Out-of-State: $11,000-$12,840
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $220-$270 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $450-$540 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||78%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||63%||$4,510|
|Receiving Student Loans||39%||$4,552|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 23%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Community College of Vermont may provide student services like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Community College of Vermont.
- Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, NH (85 miles away)
- Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH (129 miles away)
- Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, CT (179 miles away)