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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.

Four Reasons to Find an Online College in Your State

  1. Guaranteed in–state tuition saves you money
  2. Be a part of a university or college you know and love
  3. Get a degree from a school that employers know and trust
  4. Be close enough to easily visit when desired

Ranking Guidelines for the Best Online Colleges in Vermont

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

Note: In ranking the best online colleges in Vermont, giving attention to the variety of degree programs available at the institutions is of utmost importance. For this reason, a more prestigious school in Vermont may offer one, or a few online degrees, but that may not be enough for that school to rank highly among the best online colleges in the state. In this ranking, we are dedicated to showing who’s leading the way in delivering quality online degree programs in Vermont.

The Best Online Colleges in Vermont

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Champlain College
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Green Mountain College 

Poultney, VT

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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.

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Northern Vermont University 

Johnson, VT

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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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The Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Vermont

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Students interested in earning an associate or bachelor’s degree can review this guide to learn about the online opportunities available at the most affordable, best online colleges in Vermont. It’s important to note that the least expensive college might not always be the best fit for a student. It may be helpful to weigh potential cost savings against a school’s reputation and program quality when looking at schools.

The Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Programs in Vermont

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Community College of Vermont
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The Most Affordable Online Associate Degree Programs in Vermont

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Students interested in earning an associate or bachelor’s degree can review this guide to learn about the online opportunities available at the most affordable, best online colleges in Vermont. It’s important to note that the least expensive college might not always be the best fit for a student. It may be helpful to weigh potential cost savings against a school’s reputation and program quality when looking at schools.

The Most Affordable Online Associate Programs in Vermont

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University of Vermont
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Additional Online Colleges in Vermont Featured on TBS

Bennington College

Community College of Vermont

Johnson State College

Middlebury College

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