The Best Online Colleges in Vermont

The Best Online Colleges in Vermont

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The Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative partners with local schools to offer online courses and ensure that students in the state have access to quality online learning opportunities.

With 10% of students enrolled in fully online programs, many online colleges in Vermont have continued to expand their distance offerings. The University of Vermont offers more than 20 distance education programs, including a certificate in the business of craft beer.

Choosing one of these online schools in Vermont can help students save money on campus housing, transportation, and commuting costs. Choosing an online program may also help you save money on tuition, as some schools offer discounts for online classes. With the state’s generous financial aid and its excellent schools, there are many resources and opportunities for students interested in online learning in Vermont.

Top Online Colleges in Vermont 2020

#1 Champlain College Burlington, VT
#2 Norwich University Northfield, VT
#3 University of Vermont Burlington, VT
#4 Green Mountain College Poultney, VT
#5 Northern Vermont University Johnson, VT

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Green Mountain College 

Poultney, VT Apply Now

About this school

Green Mountain College offers two bachelor's degrees online: a bachelor of science in business administration, and a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies. Of the 120 credits required to graduate, at least 30 must be completed at GMU. To enroll, applicants must have earned at least 12 credits at a higher education institution with an overall GPA of 2.5 or better. GMU also offers four master's degrees online, which require an annual residency lasting three to four days at the GMU campus in Poultney, Vermont.

Each three-credit course at GMU lasts six weeks. Students enroll in one course at a time, and can complete up to eight courses in an academic year. The tuition cost per credit for courses in GMU's online degree completion program and graduate program is the same regardless of where students reside. The online per-credit rate is significantly lower than the rate for on-campus classes, making it one of the most affordable online colleges in Vermont.


Northern Vermont University 

Johnson, VT Apply Now

About this school

Northern Vermont University is one of the newest online schools in Vermont, with physical campuses located in Johnson and Lyndonville. NVU offers five fully online bachelor’s degrees: a BS in wellness and alternative medicine; a BA in psychology; a BA in either professional studies or interdisciplinary studies, each with a self-designed program; and a BA in business with a concentration in either accounting or management. Students can also complete a BS in early childhood education 90% online, but the program requires in-person student teaching experience and some on-campus meetings and advising sessions.

Students enrolled in NVU's fully online programs pay the same in-state tuition rate per credit regardless of whether they reside in Vermont or elsewhere. Applicants must submit an official transcript from high school, or from a college if they have completed 18 credits or more, showing they have a GPA of 2.0 or better.


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We selected the online schools in Vermont based on the quality of their programs, types of courses and degrees offered, and faculty strengths, as well as school awards, rankings, and reputation, including a strong reputation for online degree programs.

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