CCV is Vermont’s second-largest college, serving over 10,000 students each year. With 12 locations and extensive online learning options, our students don’t have to travel far from their communities to access 12 degree and 24 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 degrees: 12
  • Career Certificates: 24
  • Associate and/or Certificate Programs that are available 100% online: 32
  • Accredited since 1975 by the New England Commission of Higher Education
  • Admission: open to all students who can benefit
  • Credits transferable to bachelor’s programs
  • Awarded in AY 2023
    • Associate and associate of applied sciences degrees: 393
    • Career-focused certificates: 189
    • Industry-recognized credentials: 75
  • Number of part-time faculty: 501
  • Number of staff: 154
  • Most affordable college for Vermonters; in-state cost per credit: $280 (Out of state rate:  $560/credit)

Our Classes

  • Average class size: 15
  • Fall/spring semester courses: 680/615
  • Summer courses: 303
  • On-ground courses typically meet once a week for three hours
  • Offered days, evenings, weekends, and online
  • Over 200 online, hybrid, accelerated, and flexible start courses offered each semester
  • Year round learning – three semesters: fall, spring, summer
  • Rank among colleges for enrollment by Vermont high school students (2009 to 2015): 1*

Our Students    

  • Attending fall ’23 semester: 5,788
  • Attending CCV each year (3 semesters): 10,693
  • Vermonters: 94%
  • Average age: 26
  • Dual Enrollment – Taking courses for college credit while still in high school: 2,802
  • Female: 68%
  • Self-identified member of minority racial or ethnic group category other than white or non-Hispanic: 15%
  • Seeking degrees: 61%
  • Degree students with full- or part-time jobs: 74%
  • Degree students enrolled part-time: 82%
  • Degree students enrolled full-time: 18%
  • First generation in their family to attend college: 54%
  • Degree students receiving a Pell Grant: 49%
  • Graduates since 1973: 14,353
  • Graduates (Class of ‘21) who reported being employed, continuing their education, or serving in the military within 6 months: 95%

Based on fall 2023 semester numbers.

Student Outcomes

Of the first-time, full-time, degree- or certificate-seeking students who enrolled in fall 2019, 29.7% have graduated from CCV, 25.8% transferred to another institution, and 2.8% were still enrolled in fall 2022. This group of students represented 3.4% of CCV’s total fall 2019 enrollment; 73.1% of these students received some form of financial aid: 45.1% received a Pell Grant, 5.5% had a subsidized Stafford Loan and no Pell Grant, and 17.6% had neither. Within this first-time, full-time graduating cohort of students, 46.3% were male, 53.7% female, and 15% identified as a member of a minority racial or ethnic group.

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* VT Agency of Education, February 2016

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