Universities & Colleges in Vermont
Vermont, the 'Green Mountain State' is located in the New England region of the eastern United States, is the smallest landlocked state of US. The capital of the state is Montpelier which is also the least populated while Burlington is the largest city. This US state boasts of 2nd lowest crime rate in the country.
Vermont's weather is very much approachable, which can be termed as humid continental. It has the flavor of both the sunny summer as well as snowy cold winter. Also Vermont is quite a well known for its mud season in spring and alluring colorful autumn.
Vermont is the second least populated state of US with an estimated population of 623,000 according to the report of the United States Census Bureau, 2011. Major concentration of population lies in the belt of Burlington Metropolitan (~211,200) followed by Rutland city, Barre and Montpelier Vermont has the second lowest birth rate with the highest median age of the work force.
Studying in Vermont
The state ranked highest in the US in terms of the achievement of low-income students in 2010. There are 23 colleges and universities in Vermont, which comprise of art school, culinary school, Universities for master's degree, research university and also law school. Some of the renowned colleges in Vermont are Champlain College, College of St. Joseph, Bennington College, Vermont Law College, etc. However, the state's most reputed education hub is the University of Vermont, a research university. This university is the number one choice of foreign students.
In 2011, ~ 1080 international students enrolled in different colleges in Vermont and china, Japan, Canada, South Korea and India were the main countries of origin.
Vermont has high tuition fees. An international student has to invest upwards of ~$20,000 to study in a reputed education institute in the nation. For University of Vermont, the amount is ~$26,300 for Vermont residents and ~$45,200 for out state residents.
Cost of Living
Vermont's cost of living is pretty much higher than the US national average. Average ~$9,700 is needed for a room and board.
Vermont surely falls under the category of 'employment attractive' state. There is a report of positive growth rate of employment, which underlines that jobs have been increased by 0.76%. The fastest growing jobs in Vermont are in the Information Technology (IT) Industry and Healthcare sector and the largest employer in the state currently is IBM.
In 2010, Vermont ranked among the lowest in the nation's strategy for subsidizing higher education. Scholarships are available on the basis of merit. For out-of-State students grant facilities are available as International Excellence Scholarship, International Distinction Scholarship, International Merit as well as International Recognition Scholarship. Student's loan and on-campus internship can also prove to be helpful in this regard.
The average salary in Vermont is around ~$42,000 as per the 2011 statistics. For an executive director it is ~$60,200 and for a software engineer the amount is around ~$73,000.