Vermont Tech’s Ranking Soars Among the Best Regional Colleges for 2017 by U.S. News and World Report

13 Sep 2016

Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the college has been ranked 15th among the Best North Regional Colleges for 2017 in the annual best college rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. In the public college category, Vermont Tech ranks 8th in the North region, making it one of the top 15 public colleges in the north for the fifth year in a row. The college is also ranked 7th in the North region among the Best Colleges for Veterans. Vermont Tech is one of just two Vermont schools to rank in the Veteran’s, best northern regional colleges and best public college categories.

“We’re proud that U.S. News & World Report continues to recognize Vermont Tech as a top college,” said Vermont Tech Interim President Patricia Moulton. “This year we’ve moved up another 9 places in the regional college category after ascending 12 places last year in the same category. This movement reflects the continued positive momentum we’ve seen over the past two years.”

In addition to the U.S. News & World Report ranking, the college also ranks 5th in the state for highest salaries of its graduates, following three other private Vermont institutions and the University of Vermont according the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard. The return on investment of a Vermont Tech degree is especially substantial when compared with the average annual cost and average debt of graduates among the top five institutions in the state.

U.S. News & World Report gathers data from each college on 11 indicators of academic excellence to determine the annual rankings. The indicators range from student retention, peer assessment, student/faculty ratio and more. These rankings serve as a powerful tool that allows prospective students and their families to better navigate the college search process.

Vermont Tech overview on U.S. News & World Report webpage.