Southern Vermont College

Bennington, VT 05201
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Southern Vermont College is one of the 16 private 4-year, not-for-profit colleges in Vermont. Its campus is small in size and located in the rural town of Bennington. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 84 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 54 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 64%).

Every year 45% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Southern Vermont College's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $24,500, and fees were $275. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $24,500 and $275 respectively.


Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
03/01/1979 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2005 - 05/11/2014
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
02/01/2005 - 06/30/2014
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/29/2014 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,020/credit
In State Students$1,020/credit
Out of State Students$1,020/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $45,900 $45,900 $45,900
ADN 70 $71,400 $71,400 $71,400
BSN 125 $127,500 $127,500 $127,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Southern Vermont College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 49% $4,525
Other Federal Grant 13% $931
State Grant & Scholarships 36% $4,492
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $10,222
Federal Student Loans 92% $5,825
Private Loans 30% $15,193


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$15,706
$30,001 to $48,000$18,347
$48,001 to $75,000$23,731
$75,001 to $110,000$27,274
Over $110,000$27,368

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Vermont state board of nursing.

Southern Vermont College
982 Mansion Drive
Bennington, VT 05201

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