Randolph, Vt. — In the annual best colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report, Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the college has been ranked among the Top Public Schools and the Best Regional Colleges. Within the Regional Colleges of the North category, Vermont Tech is ranked number 10 of the Top Public Schools and for the second year in a row, the college has earned the number 33 spot for Best Regional Colleges. Vermont Tech is one of just two Vermont schools to be ranked in the best northern regional colleges category and is the only Vermont college to be included in the rankings for the Top Public Schools for regional colleges in the north.
“The Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report are an important and respected guide for students and their families,” said President of Vermont Tech Dr. Phil Conroy. “We are thrilled to be ranked among our nation’s top colleges for another year and hope this continues to develop our position as a leader in applied education.”
The colleges making up the Top Public Schools rankings are the highest ranked public colleges and universities in the 2014 Best Colleges rankings. According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the 367 Regional Colleges in the ranking focus almost entirely on the undergraduate experience and offer a broad range of programs in the liberal arts like business, nursing and education.
To make up the annual rankings, U.S. News & World Report gathers data from each college on up to 16 indicators of academic excellence. Factors determining ranking include student retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, graduation rate performance and more. These rankings serve as a powerful tool allowing prospective students and their families to navigate the college search.
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About Vermont Tech – Vermont Tech is the only public institution of higher learning in Vermont whose mission is applied education. One of the five Vermont State Colleges, Vermont Tech serves students from throughout Vermont, New England, and beyond at its two residential campuses in Williston and Randolph Center, regional campuses in Brattleboro and Bennington, and at six nursing campuses located throughout the state. Vermont Tech takes an optimistic, rooted and personal approach to education to support students in gaining the confidence and practical skills necessary to not only see their potential, but to experience it. Our 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. www.vtc.edu.