Facts & Figures

Gabrielle Dietzel, Valerie Edwards, Jane Buchan

CCV is Vermont’s second largest college, serving 7,000 students each semester. With 12 locations and extensive online learning options, our students don’t have to travel far from their communities to access 20 degree and six certificate programs, workforce, secondary and continuing education opportunities, and academic and veterans support services.

The College       

  • Classes offered in 12 locations statewide and online
  • Associate and Associate of Applied Science degrees: 20
  • Career Certificates: 6
  • Associate and/or Certificate Programs that are available 100% online: 13
  • Accredited since 1975 by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges
  • Admission: open to all students who can benefit
  • Credits transferable to bachelor’s programs
  • Associate and associate of applied sciences degrees awarded: 544
  • Career-focused certificates awarded: 102
  • National Career Readiness Certificates: 178
  • Governor’s Career Ready Certificates: 63
  • Number of part-time faculty: 796
  • Number of staff: 175
  • Most affordable college for Vermonters; in-state cost per credit: $239 (Out of state rate:  $478/credit)

Our Classes

  • Average class size: 13
  • Courses each fall and spring semester: 1,100
  • Courses each summer: 500
  • Courses usually meet once a week for three hours
  • Offered days, evenings, weekends, and online
  • Over 300 online and hybrid courses offered each semester
  • Year round learning: Three semesters: fall, spring, summer
  • Rank among colleges for enrollment by Vermont high school students , in class of 2012 study: 1

Our Students    

  • Attending fall ’14 semester: 6,444
  • Attending CCV each year (3 semesters): 10,800
  • Vermonters:      96%
  • Average age: 28
  • Dual Enrollment: Taking courses for college credit while still in high school: 933
  • Taking courses while still in high school: 1,488
  • Vermont high school graduates that have taken courses at CCV (Class of 2010): 13.4%
  • Female: 68%
  • Self-identified member of minority racial or ethnic group category other than white or non-Hispanic: 9%
  • Seeking degrees: 65%
  • Degree students with full- or part-time jobs: 78%
  • Enrolled part-time: 86%
  • Enrolled full-time: 14%
  • First generation in their family to attend college: 63%
  • Degree students receiving financial aid: 54%
  • Graduates since 1973: 10,255
  • Graduates in the class of 2012 who reported being employed, continuing their education, or serving in the military within 6 months after graduating:  93%

CCV Facts at a Glance 2014 based on Fall 2014 semester numbers.


New Student Progress at CCV   

Of the first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students enrolled in fall 2010, 12% were still enrolled in fall 2013, 13% had graduated, and 28% had transferred on to another institution.  For CCV, this group of students represented 4.67% of the total fall 2010 enrollment. Within this group of first-time full-time degree students who graduated, 43% were male, 57% female, and 4% self-identified as a member of a minority racial or ethnic group. Also, 67% received Pell grants, 8% had a subsidized Stafford Loan and no Pell grant, and 25% had neither.



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  • "As I was teaching at CCV I found I was getting the most from my students when we were out in the field – they really responded to that learning style – so I helped to develop classes in the environmental science program that maximize hands-on-learning."

    Daniel Schmidt Environmental Science Faculty Member