VTC Again in Top Ten Says Mazagine Survey

Front Page / Aug. 26, 2010 2:16pm EDT

Vermont Technical College this week was named among the top 10 best public baccalaureate colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

In its 2011 “Best Colleges” issue, Vermont Tech placed ninth among all ranked public baccalaureate colleges in the North and 31st among all northern colleges. This is the fourth year in a row that Vermont Tech has placed among U.S. News & World Report’s top performers.

U.S .News & World Report’s annual college rankings are widely anticipated, circulated and respected throughout the United States. There are 319 baccalaureate colleges ranked within four regions of the United States: North, South, Midwest, and West. Vermont Tech is one of just two Vermont colleges to make this year’s “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” list.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognized by and ranked among U.S. News’ Best Colleges,” said interim college president Patricia Menchini, “and it’s especially gratifying to have earned this recognition four years in a row. It reflects the tremendous commitment everyone here—faculty, staff and administration—has made.

Baccalaureate colleges are defined by U.S. News as “institutions [that] focus primarily on undergraduate education … but grant fewer than 50 percent of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. At these schools, at least 10% of undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor's degrees.”

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