List of colleges and universities in Vermont
There are 16 currently operating colleges and universities based in the U.S. state of Vermont. This figure includes one research university, five master's universities, an art school, a law school, and a number of associate's and baccalaureate colleges. Three institutions chartered in other states offer degree programs at locations in Vermont.
The title of "oldest college in Vermont" is shared by three institutions. Middlebury College was chartered in 1800 and is Vermont's oldest operating college and the first institution to grant an academic degree (1802). Castleton University has its roots in successive institutions dating to 1787. The University of Vermont was chartered in 1791 but did not begin instruction until 1800 or grant a degree until 1804. Vermont's newest college not formed from existing institutions is Landmark College, founded in 1984 to serve students with learning disabilities; it is also the most expensive college in the United States. The state's colleges range in size from the University of Vermont, with 13,548 students, down to SIT Graduate Institute, with 77 students, a graduate school based on experiential education.
Out-of-state schools offering degree programs in Vermont must be approved by the Vermont State Board of Education, with input from the Vermont Higher Education Council, whose members include all the colleges and universities in Vermont. Several such programs are in operation:
- Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a Doctor of Pharmacy program in Colchester. Closing June 2021 
- Southern New Hampshire University's School of Education offers graduate programs at a campus in Colchester.
- Springfield College offers a human services degree program in St. Johnsbury.
Two institutions are authorized by the state to offer degrees, but have not been recognized by an accrediting body:
- The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction offers a Masters of Fine Arts program.
- Northeastern Baptist College in Bennington offers bachelor's degrees.
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- Enrollment is the total enrollment as reported by IPEDS for fall 2019.
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